I was fortunate to win the directors award this year at the Springville Museum of Art’s annual spiritual and religious show for my painting, “As a Hen Gathereth”. It is on display through January 2013. Thank you to the SMOA.
Jeff Hein just finished this piece, “Life #2” for the Figurative show at Waterhouse Gallery in California. It is #2 in a series.
Today at the studio, Hein Academy of Art student, Heather Rison, snapped some quick photos of Jeff working on his current painting of his assistant, Lis. The painting has a similar theme and process as “Life #1”, with colored lighting on the side of the face and an animal in the hands of the subject.
Also, I hope you all notice the little parakeet sitting on Jeff’s shoulder… We have another studio pet! This little guy will be featured in the painting as well. More pictures to come!
Jeff Hein just completed the painting “Christ Heals the Multitude” (below) for a christian temple in Honduras. All of the figures were painted from life – no photography was involved. Jeff had each of the models come in at different scheduled times (one of which is his eight year old son), often posing with a mannequin stand-in for Christ, as to paint them in the correct context. Eventually, Jeff and his assistants buoyed mannequins for the front eight figures, and dressed them accordingly. From there, he was able to arrange the clothing according to aesthetic appeal as well as with accuracy, for the painting. Those around Jeff and his work have expressed that it was an incredible learning experience it has been to watch Jeff complete this painting, and learn from his process.
Jeff Hein’s latest work, “Life #1” has been completed at sent off to Quidley and Company in Boston for a group figurative show. Jeff’s philosophy of working from life certainly hasn’t compromised here, not to mention the live snakes and rabbits… The amount of patience, dedication, skill, and creativity has been incredible for those around him to observe and feel a part of. We all look forward for seeing what Jeff creates next.
Below is another piece by Jeff where pan pastel was a main medium. You can see the light movements from the pastel more in the back. Also, take notice to how line is used in this drawing. Often times there is minimal line to help round the form, where in other areas, when used creatively, the dark lines help enhance the expression of the form – especially in areas where detail is purposely left out.
“Charlotte” is a portrait drawing from the Tuesday night class, by Jeff, at the Hein Academy of Art in Salt Lake City, Utah. The piece is drawn using pan pastel, which is the softest form of pastel. It was developed so artists could approach drawings more like painting, as it is easier to control than regular pastel. It is erasable, and light, which makes it an excellent medium to use with other forms of pastel, or in this case, charcoal.