This is Senor Alfredo. I showed him his portrait the other day and he was so excited, but I couldn't give it to him because I did not have my camera. Today, I went to the market and there he was.... we had arranged to meet tomorrow morning so that I could give it to him. And then I saw him waiting outside the market. I asked if he would kindly wait so that I could go home get my camera and the painting so that I could give it to him today.
I ran to a taxi, got my stuff and took the taxi back. He was still waiting for me. (my house is only a 5 min drive away).
Senor Alfredo is a real gentle man and caballero. He is a soft and sweet person, who does not smile overly easily but when he does it is like a star lighting in the sky.
He is one of the wonderful and Unforgettable Faces here in Ecuador.
Gracias al señor Alfredo por la oportunidad de pintar tu maravillosa cara.
This painting was created using Faber castell polychromos colored pencil, Dr. Ph Martin Bombay ink, gesso, Derwent watercolor paper for watercolor pencils, A4