BP Portrait Award 2011

Kicking off 2011, I am currently working on an oil painting for this year's BP Portrait Award. Above is an image of my chosen subject, "Alan", who if you're a resident of Dundee, will know his face only too well. Alan is a commited busker, that plays most days of the year, and has a very eye-catching face, that stands out, triggering various emotions.

Over the Christmas holidays I have been sketching multiple variations of potential poses and styles to help gain the right feel for the official painting. Above is a select few.

I have just started the painting on Monday (17th), which stands to 210 cm h x 120 cm w, so will have something to show very soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

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