When one artist paints another artist, the results are often particularly interesting and dynamic... In this case, both artists also work with unusual speed and innovative mediums. Edward Ofosu paints using only his finger on a touch-screen I-pad, creating an effect that looks as tactile and translucent as an oil painting. His portrait of Loïs Cordelia (below) was completed in the space of about two hours, on 16th February 2015.
Portrait of Loïs Cordelia by Edward Ofosu, I-pad painting, taking approximately two hours, while sitting in Costa's cafe, Ipswich. February 2015. (Image used with kind permission. © Edward Ofosu 2015
Loïs works with a surgical scalpel, cutting out of black paper. An energetic coloured-pencil sketch forms the basis of a precise cut-paper design, adding a further expressive dimension to the work. Her portrait of Edward was likewise completed entirely from one life sitting, taking about three hours, on 27th March 2015.
Portrait of Edward Ofosu by Loïs Cordelia. Scalpel paper-cut, with green coloured pencil, cut out of black paper. From life, taking approximately 3 hours, while sitting in Cafe Nero, Ipswich. 27th March 2015.
Loïs Cordelia cuts out a portrait of Edward Ofosu using a surgical scalpel. 27th March 2015.