Today’s blog will be a photo essay of the progress of my current painting in progress: my portrait of the great Jordan Sabolick (friend and musician).
I started it in January as a part of my “The Beatniks, The Bastards, & The Saints” series, neglected it for months, and have been back on it with a fury for a while now. Painting is very therapeutic. It calms whatever restlessness and gloom you have looming over you. Probably because you’re zoning out and using your brain in a completely different way. Probably cause good tunes are also involved. My painting playlist right now is pretty awesome. It’s a like a bluegrass/country/alternative/gospel/acoustic mega playlist mainly consisting of Phosphorescent, Dead Man’s Bones, A.A. Bondy, Avett Brothers, Tallest Man On Earth, Whiskeytown, and Neko Case. So it’s all whiskey, drinkin’, trains, cheatin’, broken hearts, southern winds, and Jesus. It’s as mellow and soulful as a gospel revival choir and as amplifying as a country bluegrass hoedown.
“It’s Not Supposed To Be
I intend to finish Jordan’s face up tomorrow and hopefully even get started on his hair. Then it’s smooth sailing from there. Just background and tattoos. Wish me luck.