This is a striking drawing of a photograph of a John Lennon portrait, original artist unknown.
The painter, Daniel Toney, draws the face of the subject looking right at the viewer. The eyes peer through the customary wire rim glasses which Lennon always wore.
The lips are closed and the face shows no emotion but displays an intensity in the subjects manner.
A stark black background helps to create this mood of 'focused concentration'.
The Art Class is lead by Portrait Artist, Daniel Toney. A recent session was held during 2004, on the premises of the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA, 1101 Peach Street, Erie, PA. The objects were painted using ordinary props. The Art Class was highlighted by ‘Art Night’.
Art Night was organized jointly by Daniel Toney, Portrait Artist, and Shawn Tubbs. Shawn was then an intern completing graduate studies in 'Art Therapy' and is now in private practice.
The classroom with props can be seen here.
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