I painted Mark at Baylor hospital in Dallas. He played the Viola while I painted, it was delightful!
When I “compose” paintings in my mind…there are lost edges, creative color, and bold brushstrokes. I don’t worry so much about the details, but about the overall mood. In my landscape paintings I am often successful in painting the image in my head. I struggle to do so with people. So on my second painting of Mark, I tried to painted him the way I see the finished painting in my mind. Since I worked from a photo, I snapped a photo mask free! It looks pretty rough up close, but I am delighted with the painting, it is pretty close to how I composed it in my head!
If you would like to hear more of Mark’s music, you can watch Mark playing for TED x with tap dancers ! P.s. I love to tap dance:)