Mephisto with a Raised Eyebrow, Handlebar Mustache, and a Beard, 12x16 inches oil on canvas panel by Kenney Mencher
This is an original work of art NOT a print
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This guy looked a bit like Faust or Mephistopheles from literature and film. He's kind of a devil and with that fancy curled mustache and sardonic cocked eyebrow, I just had to paint him. This is one of those paintings that I started in the morning and by late afternoon I had painted the whole thing. I'm kinda proud of that because many of my heroes from the Baroque era (Caravaggio and Velasquez painted that way and some more contemporary painters I love.
I'm a big fan of portrait painting in the vein of John Singer Sargent and Malcom Liepke. Often I find pictures of characters on the web and make quick alla prima portraits of people with cool or interesting faces.
("Alla Prima" Also known as ‘direct painting’, ‘au premier coup’ or occasionally mistakenly as ‘wet-on-wet’, alla prima is a one-layer painting technique in which the painting (usually painted from life) is completed in one sitting or while the paint is still wet.)
I particularly like to paint men and men with facial hair: I like "beardos."
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