Viking / Oil on Board


Study for a Viking

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Study for a Viking

Viking / Oil on board

This work is one of several studies capturing the form by the use of a single light source, it portrays a young man with a beard in a heavily lit interior setting. The largely sepia coloured work has been rendered onto a gessoed surface and textured brushwork of his alma prima method makes this study portrait one of Trevor’s classics. “I consider achieving a faithful likeness as a secondary asset to the lighting in a portrait painting, light controls how we perceive form.” The areas of light and dark in this study show the artists skill in identifying the form of the subject.