OK, I put a few more wrinkles on the forehead, fixed the nose-hair mustache, thinned down the cheekbones, and I am going to deliver him to the builder tomorrow who will mail it to the customer who lives in Boston. The customer has not seen it yet, so I hope he will be happy with it.
The customer is a psychiatrist who wants 4 of these faces (now if he likes this one, I have to make 3 more similar, but not identical – yikes!) These will be used as keystones on 4 arches in his downtown Charleston home. They are doing a complete gut of his 200 year old home, and these faces will be watching everything. He wanted a particular regal, classical & authoritative mood. That is why the placid “nice” face of the guy who just walked out of the woods from a hunting trip wouldn’t do. He wants someone with a look of authority. I think this guy could run a country, right? (maybe we should vote him in for president??)
I think he has a look of authority (or maybe irritation) but still has a kindness behind that stoic face.