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Monday, April 25, 2016
Mugshot 104: Portrait of the Immigration Lawyer (12 x16 inches oil on panel)
This is the nicest guy ever, the guy you would want to be your lawyer if you HAD to have one. He attends the same drop in life drawing session I go to, and agreed to let me shoot him under the model's light -- which as you can see is extreme from the top down, a very friendly situation for painting. There was a painting on the wall behind him which I took out and then put back because -- well, this guy can really draw and yet is a lawyer, and I think all lawyers should have to take some life drawing classes along the way and learn to see human beings with some tenderness, and when I am dictator.....
But really, this painting is all about the plaid shirt.