Held in Rochester, and organised by the Kent Association for the Blind, the Eyes Wide Open art project will culminate in a forthcoming exhibition at Rochester Cathedral. I took some shots of the artists at work at the Rochester Visitor Centre. It was quite difficult in a small room, lots of clutter and not a lot of room to set any shots up. However, had enormous fun, the participants evidently enjoyed the day, as did the guiding artists and staff who volunteered their time.
I love the colours on this shot, the artist working on this piece gave up on brushes and used his hand instead. Not the sharpest shot in the world, taken without flash, but I think it works by giving the feeling of movement.
The same artist a bit later in the morning – the colours work so well, his jeans were also gaining a multi-coloured pattern too!
this gentleman was using charcoal to work on a portrait, with his model sitting just in front. I decided to do this one using just the natural light from the adjacent window as he had the benefit of a good seat there.