The portrait of one of Gottlieb’s former models Heather, is named because the painting was completed on that particular day in 2009. Its expressive and vivid character is a result of the urgent and immediate pressure of working quickly. Heather had dropped her work as an artist model by that time and had only come to Gottlieb’s studio that day as a friendly favor to the artist. Often times the most spontaneous and quick works of art are eventually judged to be some of the finest examples due to their fleeting moment of inspiration. That is why it is not always correct to think that the value of a painting should be representative of the number of hours that were spent on it. Of the number of quick paintings that an artist does make though, it may be but a small number which are worthy.
- Size: 16 x 20 inches
- Medium: Oil on Linen
- Availability: Private Collection