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Bed Head, almost done

There were two things that I was trying to capture in this portrait: (1) the truly epic proportions of Matt’s bed head, and (2) his facial expression – which combines a sleepy acquiescence to it, and the laissez-faire, self-deprecating seriousness with which he stands there, displaying it in all its glory.  To me, that is what made it so funny.

I must admit that I failed on both accounts; but – ah, well – it’s my first oil portrait of a person, and I had a blast doing it.

 

I still need to do the glasses, so it’s drying, for now.

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This entry was published on April 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm. It’s filed under oil on canvas, portrait and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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