Bob H sat for the Goward House Portrait Painters today. A fascinating man, ex-navy, ex-chief of Security at the BC Museum, and regular walker of twelve-thousand steps daily. Wow. The most impressive thing about Bob is the clarity of his eyes. He wears rose-tinted glasses so it's not easy to see.
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"Bill P" Conte Pastel Pencil on Tim Horton's paper packet.
I like to re-use papers that mean something to me, like the packet I got with my donut the other day.
The medium tone of brown paper or cardboard is a nice foil for the dark and light pencils to bite into.
Sketch time = 30 minutes.
"Bill P" oil on canvas paper 11x14
Painting time = one hour plus. Bill is the husband of Vicki, one of our artists at the Goward House Portrait Painters group. She and I both agreed that the paper sketch is better than the oil.
My thanks to Conte Paris for the free samples of the pastel pencils.
Lizette sat for us at Goward House Portrait Painters this week.
Like me, she was born in South Africa. In fact, we both worked for the same company but in different cities.
Lizette was at the coast while I was on the gold mines of the Witwatersrand. Anyway, at the tea break we chatted about the joys of Rooibos (red bush tea) and my Canadian friend and fellow artist Jim McFarland shared a pot o' that tea with me.