I admire the exuberance and humor in the paintings of a local artist, Gordon Bashant. He uses primary colors, black outlines, calligraphy, strong values, and halos. It gives his work a boisterous happy feeling that I would like my own work to have. When I heard Gordon was giving a demonstration of his working process, I was excited.
I brought the required materials but unfortunately missed the part about bringing a photo reference as a starting point for my own painting. But finding a subject was not hard, after all, Gordon was standing right in front of us. So I just painted Gordon as he demonstrated. But I tried to paint him using his style since that is what he was teaching us.
This is a gouache, watercolor, and ink painting on a half sheet of rough watercolor paper.