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Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk
Acrylic on Canvas

This one didn’t go as smoothly as my Tom Waits portrait, but I’m still very happy with the result.  The colorful skin tones I started out with didn’t seem to fit the subject, so I pulled them back.  I tried lots of different techniques on the skin including palette knife and glazing which added to the complexity of the skin (see detail).  This one took about 13 hours to complete.