FRIDAY, 21 FEBRUARY - FACE NO 22
Face 22 was inspired by a newspaper photograph which I cut out and kept for a future drawing. The photo accompanied a funeral report in the local newspaper of Rabbi Sidney Kaye who died December 2013. He looked a kind, caring, compassionate man, who perhaps had seen more sadness in his life than he should have done.
In this case, I do mean that I was 'inspired', not just by the photo but by a brief summary of his life story which formed part of the report. Rabbi Kay, who was not then a rabbi but an ordinary soldier, was involved in the liberation of Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp at the end of WW2, and was able to give comfort to people who were sick and/or dying by speaking to them in their own language. It was later in his life that he became a rabbi.
When I had completed the sketch I remembered that a couple of years ago I drew a quick sketch of the very same person, when his photograph was in a newspaper report about a local social event.
It is interesting to see the changes in his appearance two years later - the glasses, the fuller beard and a few more age lines delineating the structure of his face.
AND HERE IS THE ROUND-UP OF THE WEEK'S FACES
Painted entirely with my fingers
My attempt at cross-hatching
Flourishes in Shades of Red
Drawn entirely with a sewing needle and ink
Faces found in a watercolour scrap sheet
LINKING TO 29 FACES FEBRUARY 2014, PAINT PARTY FRIDAY, PAPER SATURDAYS, ARTISTS PLAY ROOM