Last week in painting class we had a model come to class so we could practice painting a live person. Im not sure who I was expecting to show up, but in walked an older man sporting a Russian Commy hat and an accordion. I was pretty skeptical at first but once we got going it was really fun. And yes, he did actually play for us (I think it was causing problems for those who were trying to paint his hands). I chose to do just a portrait of his face since I wont have too long to finish. You can see my "drawing" in the first picture. This is to make sure the placement of all the features is correct before too much paint is added and it would be really hard to fix. I got a lot done last week, its still not done but dont you worry, I will post the finished product when Im done.
Any one interested in hanging an old man accordion player painting on your living room wall? You just let me know if you are, I think I can probably make it happen.
(He never fell all the way off the little stage he was on, but there was at least 2 close calls. I made a joke about I hope he doesnt fall because then we will have to paint a cast in next week, but no one laughed. I thought it was pretty funny.)