Fine Art Portrait Painting of a Teen
Portrait of Eric
Finalist • American Society of Portrait Artists
Oil Colour on Linen Canvas ~ 28 x 22 inches.
Eric is a very bright teen on the precipice of manhood. In this half-figure portrait, with hands, Marvin has used the dark shapes of Eric's hair, sweater and chair to frame and emphasize his alluring gaze.
The painting's composition balances Marvin's use of sensitive color shifts and technical virtuosity in contrast with the composition's reliance on graphic abstract shapes. It's a classically painted portrait that, at the same time, feels contemporary due to the inclusion of the modern chair.