"Child's Pose (Study)" was done while working on a larger oil painting of this pose. In this study I sought to work out the negative space in the model's torso and to situate the model in space. I used different media (including fluorescent pencil, colored pencil and ink) as I analyzed the position of the model's arms, shoulder, bra strap, bottom and feet. The different media leave a history of my search for the model's position. 

- Geoffrey Stein

Child's Pose (Study)

Ink, graphite, colored pencil, conte on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on back

14.5" h x 25.5" w 
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Geoffrey Stein
New York, New York

Getting to Know Geoffrey

Contemporary portraitist Geoffrey Stein left his job as a New York litigator over 15 years ago to pursue his creative passions. After studying at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, Geoffrey returned to New York with a new career: that of an artist. Based in a bright Garment District studio, Geoffrey creates portraits mostly from life, or from reference images he clips from magazines or his own photographs. Collage and layering are major components of the work. Varying degrees of abstraction within Geoffrey’s oeuvre set a range of emotional tones. “For me, there has always been a tension between the verbal and the visual,” he says. “I paint because I do not have words for the things the paintings are about.”