Why do this?
Well, I'd love to have the opportunity to paint more portraits. Like anything, practice helps. An artist that I admire greatly, Rose Frantzen, has done a similar thing in her community herself and you can see the portraits she painted and the presentation of them here:
I'm making up a few flyers to post at local places asking for volunteers/sitters during the month of August this year, and based on how many people reply and schedule a sitting, I can take it from there.
1. Get people to sit.
2. Find places to paint
3. Get artists to join in
4. How to make it a fundraier
5. Make a facebook page to keep everyone up-to-date on the progress and schedule.
6. Make the portable platform and get lighting, fan, clock, whatever is needed.
Your comments, suggestions are welcome! I just made a facebook page for this community event, so check it out from time to time or leave your comments there. Facebook People Painting People page