Title of Art Piece: Old Knight
Category: Painting – 2022
Student/Artist’s Name: Garrett Klein
School: Thunder Mountain High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

“Old Knight” pulls inspiration from some of my other pieces, and adds varying age to my portraits. While working on Old Knight, my focus was upon the realism of warm shadow, and the natural folds added to older skin. Furthermore, when I start portraits I usually start with the eyes. That being said, while working on Old Knight, I started with the nose, allowing for a different take while building the light on the bridge of the nose and further up the face.

While working on the beard and hair, I focused on the flow and directional aspects that the light naturally added to the already intense features.

Artwork Dimensions: 18 inches X 14 inches