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Portrait of Jan Hus for Liberty

February 15, 2016

One of my favorite clients over the years, Bryan Gray of Genesis Design called to do a couple of portraits for the next few issues of Liberty Magazine. This is the first one, Jan Hus. In a time when you questioned the church, you took your life in your own hands. The poor fellow was burned at the stake. 

It's not very often that I stick with a limited palette but I kept leaning toward it when I was thinking about how to handle the final. Reminiscent of the red crayon drawings of the time, I wanted to give a feel of that period in the early 1400's.