The past week, Jeff has been working on another painting in his “Life” series – this one featuring warm pink shades, unlike the previous painting (Life #2) that focused more on cooler hues. The lighting for this painting was a little more complex than the previous “Life” paintings, with a purple light in the shadows, and a more fuchsia shade in the reflected light and background. One of the reasons Jeff chose the bright pink was because of the way it brought out similar tones in her cheeks and lips. Can’t wait to see the finished product!
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.
Drawing done on May 15th, 2012 at the Hein Academy of Art.
Drawing Demonstration done at the Hein Academy of Art
Portrait painting demo done at the Hein Academy of Art.
Recently I did a demonstration at the Hein Academy of Art for a few of my students. Here is a short video of the process.