Matt, Metal, and Mingus

I had my friend and neighbor Matt Lee in the studio for a portrait a few days ago. I  often invite sitters to tell stories, drink coffee, and eat the occasional Vietnamese sandwich. Matt especially relished the opportunity to play DJ. During the early phases of the painting, I roughed in major planes and broad values to some gut-wrenching Olympia-based sludge metal. As I spiraled in on the more refined work, lighter touches, and subtleties, we enjoyed Charles Mingus on piano. My gut tells me that these guys really understand painting.
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One Response to Matt, Metal, and Mingus

  1. Sasha Yanak says:

    I really really like this one! 🙂 It’s awesome to see you making it as an artist! You’re a one man army. Be well.
    -Sasha

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