My First 40 Years
Portrait of Shahin
76. Shahin 2011 oil on canvas 20x16” oil on canvas $8000
I did two portraits with Gary Hoffman, a gifted portrait painter at Fenway Studios. He did the first one, with my adding touches now and then, and I did this one, with his supervising and critiquing, but not touching. I’m proud to say that with only a half hour left in the modeling session, I changed the eyes from looking away to looking toward the viewer, some of the most decisive painting I’ve done in years.