this coming weekend i'll be doing
a "portrait painting bootcamp"
with artist Dee Donaldson
she requests that we take our own photographs
if possible of someone we don't know at all
at least not well.
i decided to work with this photograph.
this is Stan, a gentle homeless man
who lives around this area
Dee also requested that we do a charcoal
underpainting in preparation for the course
on a big canvas,
mine is 80cm by 100cm.
this is my sketch ready for saturday,
Stan looks a little rounder than in real life.
it might just be me trying to ease his circumstances...
we will be working on that one painting for 3 full days
and i can feel i'm going to be pushed way out of my comfort zone...