About This Painting
This portrait came about several years after I last saw James, who was a student of mine when I taught at an Institute of Art in California, San Diego.
James was not only one the best students I ever had at this school, but was also a kind, well-mannered, friendly and talented, but had the most magnetic and engaging genetic gifting (good looks) I’d seen in a fellow of his particular ethnicity.
On the last day of class I asked if he might sit for some snapshots for an eventual portrait. This is a studio study from that moment in the past. ◙