The Classical Guitarist


The Classical Guitarist, 11×14, Oil Pastel on Board

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This is a portrait of an old friend and former band-mate, Michael Herndon. He’s an extremely talented musician that I went to see at a Ambrosia’s bakery in Barrington, Illinois. The piece is done in oil pastel in a very impressionistic style that’s reminiscent of a Degas. Of particular interest to me is how the nicely the oil pastel rendered the wood grain on the top of the guitar, the cool hues used in the highlights on the skin, and how direct the reflective highlights are rendered on the forearms. Although oil pastels are difficult with small details, I am pleased with how the hands and details of the guitar turned out.

It was featured in this post on my blog. The original is framed under glass in a gold textured frame. The prints  do not come framed.

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