I love faces and I really love interesting faces, especially the people I meet on the street who happen to be total strangers to me! What normally happens is, If I meet some who I really find interesting. I simply beg them for the opportunity to paint them. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don't. But I'm always really pleased when they do!
This guy, Paul, agreed. I used a the "Inside-Out Technique" which means I start from somewhere inside the face and I gradually spread out, making sure I bring each shape to completion before moving to the next stage.
The Prophet (detail), 8" x 9", Oil on Mountboard, 2015