This week I spent a couple of days painting this portrait. I had a fantastic reference photo from photographer Keith Saint which he took at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and kindly allowed me to use. This is watercolour on Arches Aquarelle (my favourite paper) and measures about 14 x 10 inches.
The eyes in the photo were quite mesmerising and I've tried to get a similar effect in my version. I always seem to struggle with hands and they always seem to look like they belong to a builders labourer but I'm quite pleased with the rest of the painting.