View Full Version : Brother can you spare me that tune?

05-29-2015, 05:22 PM
Dear all,

I was browsing some artist reference photo collection, and this image of a homeless immediately stunned me. Quite probably, this will turn into a series.


Coincidentally, when shopping today with my kids, Phil Collins' "Another day in paradise" was playing at the local mall, purling along while I selected bananas and onions, muted down of course so as not to interfere with my consumers' behaviour. Three cheers to capitalism! I think the word I am looking for is 'repulsion'.

Anyway, lemme know what you think.

All the best,

(currently listening to "After the eulogy" by Boy Sets Fire)

05-29-2015, 06:51 PM
Exceptionally evocative. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05-29-2015, 06:58 PM
I find this portrait very intriguing. Nice work.

Andre Yusin
05-29-2015, 07:07 PM
I certainly can see why the face fascinated you. Those bums can fool anybody.

05-29-2015, 08:55 PM
wow you really captured that destitute look. Great job.

05-29-2015, 11:38 PM
your training and education are showing through here...
this is not the work of an amateur.

when you create a portrait or figure study it seems you can 'feel' them
it is so much more than just a human,
it is THAT human,
and then we get to sense their presence

arrrrrgh (run outa 'a' words)


05-30-2015, 03:11 AM
Very good

06-01-2015, 04:45 PM
Dave thank you. Glad it worked out.
Chris Hullo there, long time no see. And thank you so much!
Andre Thanks for your feedback. Fool into what?
Bev This facial expression really seems to have carved its way into the flesh... thanks! Glad you like it.
Greggo You are the master of making people blush. What can I say, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I never had any formal education (there was one nude painting course at the university where I went a couple of times, but I wouldn't count that)... except from Wetcanvas folks. So, yay, thanks to all of you.
Drorn Thank you.

06-03-2015, 10:56 AM
Daniel, you have a winner here! Love the emotions portrayed here, the wrinkles and the BLUE!

Hairy wolf
06-03-2015, 01:03 PM
"wow you really captured that destitute look. Great job."
Yeah, man. Good show. Anti consumerism or not.
Very reminiscent of certain blue period Picassos.

06-03-2015, 04:31 PM
Chaya, why thank you. What a nice feedback.

Hairy wolf, now that is high praise. I adore Picasso's blue blues. Thanks so much. Regarding consumerism, I am neither saint nor hippie, but this was just too much (and I am not a big fan of Phil Collins either).