In order to create further links and associations with the main body of work where i use dirt and soap, I printed photos of the diamond shaped soaps and did some colour theory to be applied on the portraits. Also, instead of canvas, I used kitchen sponges/clothes which I have treated to prepare surfaces in order to apply paint on them.
Working on portraits of people attending the Ioannou Foundation started as a secondary practice to the main practice on working with soap and dirt. While waiting for the soap to melt and then dry, I worked on small scale portraits. however, I though that this might be further developed and more directly associated with the main practice of soap making. So in an attempt to develop my technique I worked on bigger scale, for getting bigger more expressive brushstrokes. The two portraits above are oil and acrylic paint on canvas, approx. 70 x 90 cm