I am super pleased with how this portrait of a new friend is coming along.
Sebastian is a circus performer and producer who comes from the Oz steampunk scene and has some fabulous outfits.
He calls this one his “Snow White” colors and I love how the brights pop against the soft colors of the salon.
I have had more of a challenge finding people who are into dressing up for fun in Berlin than I did in the Bay Area. This isn’t a dress-up town, alas.
I love people who love clothes and fashion and performative identity and was happy to find another collaborator!
Above is after the second sitting. Here’s after the first.
Using a canvas toned gray the way Sargent did has speeded up my painting even more. You can see the edge of the gray along the right side below!
This portrait will be done in one more sitting I expect.
And then I need to get back to the painting of Shakrah, which was interrupted for a long spell by the bus accident and my hand injury!