The official start of my Residence is this Tuesday April 1st. Last Tuesday however the Artist's Drop In Group was held in the same location and the space was active and interesting with several of us sketching and painting. It might be a hard act to follow with just myself trying to do portraits. There was one of the locals spending a few hours staying warm and dry, sitting in front of the fireplace, so as he was nodding off to sleep I took pictures and started sketching him. I asked John later if he would like to come back this week and let me try painting his portrait. He might be my first subject. The sketch was pretty quick but small, trying to capture a sense of the planar structure. This is going to be my beginning steps, first strike the arabesque then search out the planes.