The Prophet, 8" x 9", Oil on Mountboard.

Adebanji Alade alla prima oil on mountboard Oil painting portraits

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

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