portraits & snippets: Don

Don featured in my Haze's strangers the first time I met him when he was painting in Winchester Cathedral.

Since then I've met him several times out painting and was just remarking to Ray as we walked down the High Street that I hoped Don was OK as I had not seen him for ages.

Just as I finished my sentence there he was! He told us that he'd been working on this canvas for 7 days and 4 more should see it finished - for a buyer in London. Don is currently working on 5 paintings.

He asked if I'd like him to turn this one the right way up for the photo. I said that was alright and I'd explain that he was working on the textures of the paving.

As a point of interest, Don told us that the number of hours he spends on each painting means that his rate of pay is roughly £5 per hour.

Don in my strangers' portrait project
https://365project.org/quietpurplehaze/365/2016-01-14
they are wonderful in you!!!!!!!!
posted November 15th, 2017  
That looks an amazing painting - what a talented man! He looks such a friendly person too
posted November 15th, 2017  
Very talented :)
posted November 15th, 2017  
bep
I remember his story in your strangers' project. He is very talented.
posted November 15th, 2017  
I thought I'd seen his face before. good to see he isn't put off painting with the cooler weather. He looks pretty rugged up though.
posted November 15th, 2017  
Like your portrait and the painting
posted November 15th, 2017  
This is a lovely shot, interesting story too.
posted November 15th, 2017  
A lovely shot of Don and his upside down painting. Having five paintings on the go must keep him pretty busy :)
posted November 15th, 2017  
Awesome picture.
posted November 15th, 2017  
Awesome Art and capture!
posted November 15th, 2017  
Wonderful shot of this talented artist and his great artwork...great story too :)
posted November 15th, 2017  
He looks happy to see you Hazel. The painting looks very interesting!
posted November 15th, 2017  
great portrait...and accompanying story
posted November 15th, 2017  
Nice to see Don again with his painting it looks like it has great perspective but I had to twist my neck to see it.
posted November 16th, 2017  
Fun shot!
posted November 16th, 2017  
wonderful capture
posted November 16th, 2017  
Great portrait.
posted November 16th, 2017  
@wendyfrost

Hope you are untwisted now. Wendy!
posted November 16th, 2017  
Lovely captue 😃
posted November 16th, 2017  
Fantastic portrait!
posted November 16th, 2017  
Great portrait (and landscape). A friend who paints told me about painting upside down and the reasons - very interesting.
posted November 16th, 2017  
@happypat

We saw this painting a second time and the effect of rain on the wet paving with subtle reflections of the buildings was really good.
posted November 24th, 2017  
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