Here are two paintings done on Hahnemuele paper (a3). These are from some photos I took with permission of the guys working in a scrap dealership on the Cape Flats.
My intention is to ask if I can take more photos of the whole process. There is a whole economic process taking place around the trade in scrap metal and recycle-plastic. Small time collectors make a small income by collecting what they can and selling to these guys who collect all the small inputs to make up container loads for manufacturers. These are real characters and I would like to do more paintings. First I would like to offer these two paintings to these two chaps.
One thing is for sure. These faces are more interesting to capture in watercolour than the flawless beauty of some of the women whose portraits I have been using for this practice.