Since I've just moved across six time zones to a new apartment community, I thought about this project as a way to meet my neighbors while sharpening my portrait skills. I posted the idea on the community web page, and got some interest. This is the first portrait of hopefully many. He's a retired Coast Guard veteran and cancer survivor. He moved here about the same time we did.
I kept the same format as Rose Frantzen, 12 x 12 square, but stretched canvas instead of panel. I've also begun a new copy at the National Gallery, a Van Gogh which is really way outside my wheelhouse. We'll see what happens with that!