Painting Joey D
I was asked by a friend to consider painting a portrait of Joey in my wild colour style. In the moment of being asked, I knew I needed to do it right away, when everyone was grieving, grasping for answers as to why, hurting, and remembering.
Generally speaking, I paint best when I paint quickly. Unless I have complex lettering, tattoos, or other details that require micro-attention, I can usually finish a portrait in 4 to 6 hours. Last night was different, similar to the evening that I painted Robin Williams. It was also done right after news hit that he had left us too soon. I started painting at 6:30 pm and was finished about three hours later.