"An Old Man"
Oil on canvas
The influence came from an etching by Rembrandt and once it was firmly
ingrained in the artist’s mind, a mood was then introduced.
The use of heavy impasto paint in areas of the forehead compliment the
thinner areas of glaze, such as in the background and shadows.
This particular subject is a favourite of the artist, and was painted three
times in the period of about fifteen years. Each time the artist changed
certain aspects within the work, but generally, the mood remained similar.