My favorite painting from last night’s Blues Jam is of Steve Decker playing drums.

Steve Decker playing at the Blues Jam

Earlier in the evening I talked with Steve about the lack of portraits of drummers at the Blues Jam.  The other musicians are usually blocking my view of the drummer.  Fortunately, a window of opportunity opened up for about ten minutes and I was able to paint Steve without obstruction.  This is the second painting I did during that short interval.  The first turned out to be only a warm up.

Thanks for the inspiration, Steve.

Portrait of Steve Decker, Drummer: drawn first in ink with a dip pen, followed by washes of watercolor.