Facing the Shadows


20" x 16" | Oil

I met this barista at a local coffee shop. We visited and upon learning I am a painter, he asked if I ever used models. I said I did. He had modeled previously for the University of Kansas Art Department. We arranged a time, he came to my studio and we had two hours during which I basically did this quick oil sketch. It never worked out for us to complete the painting. I'm offering it here because it somehow seems essentially complete as a sketch.