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.
Please join me at the Hein Academy of Art to view two of my latest paintings. This is the only time they will be viewable by the publicbefore being shipped out of the country. The event will start at 5:30PM and end around 10:00PM, on Friday, September 28th, 2012.
We will also be having some other exciting events
First– I (Jeff Hein) and 10 ten students will be doing portraits throughout the night for the 11 highest bidders. Portrait drawings start at 7PM, so have your bids in by then! All others are free to watch. It should be fun!
Second– We will also be raffling off drawings at 9PM!
Why we need your Help
I and 18 students from the Hein Academy of Art have planned an educational trip to New York City where we will learn from the great works of many of the masters of painting and drawing. Your Art purchase will help many of the students afford sleep accommodation and food.
I officially opened the Hein Academy of Art almost 6 years ago and in that time have met and worked with many dedicated students but in recent years the sacrifices that I have seen students making, to fulfill their dreams, has been truly inspiring. I currently have about 30 students. Among them are students who have left their homes in places as far as Massachusetts, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, California and New York. They have traveled this far to dedicate there lives to serious study of art. Others have given up good Jobs, traditional education and social lives. I have seen students go without heat in the winter, unable to afford decent clothes or a winter coat, sell a car to pay bills, get buried in impossible medical bills, cram too many into tiny apartments, live on oatmeal and Raman, and survive on just a few hundred dollars per month. The list goes on and on. These are no ordinary students. They want their dreams bad and they have given up a lot to achieve them. These students are not looking for handouts. They want to earn their way and those of my students that can afford their own way want to work for those that can’t.
Come and enjoy the experience of having your portrait painted or participate in our raffle. You can help a student and get a great deal, or just come see some art and watch 11 portraits being drawn to show your support. Thank you and I hope to see you there.
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.
Drawing done on May 15th, 2012 at the Hein Academy of Art.