Here in Barcelona, the lockdown began on March 14th. 

People in many countries all over the world were, or would soon be, in the same position: at home, with time on their hands.

I wanted to see this as an opportunity to reach out to friends, and distract both of us by doing a portrait painting over video-conference (zoom/skype).

So I put out the call on social media, and soon had a long list of volunteers from places across the world.

I found an old sketchbook of thick paper with India ink accidentally spilled across its pages, and prepped it for painting.

Before long, I started approaching the number 40, which gave a convenient framework for the project: in theory one portrait for every day of a quarantine.