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An energetic and spontaneous oil painting expressing freedom, movement and celebration for my love of playing bongos. For a number of years I played as a nightclub percussionist alongside dj's in london's house music scene... And my name is Joe!

This painting took an intriguing twist as I painted it. Whilst working from a photograph of a “random” bongo player, the happy character spontaneously morphed into someone who looks surprisingly like me! With a few flicks of the palette knife an “accidental self-portrait” emerged and so it was to be! I chose to leave the face unchanged from that point on.

I allowed the paint to run and drip before adding gestural, heavy textured strokes with my palette knife.

I carefully hand painted a plain wooden frame in colours that I mixed -“Evening blue” and yellow ochre - to best compliment the feature colours of the painting.

You can almost hear the drums and music in this piece – or at least I can!

Materials used:

oil paints, painting medium, varnish, hand-painted wooden frame,

Bongo Joe (in hand-painted frame)

$408.85

  • Oil painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 19.69 × 23.62 × 0.59 in (framed) / 16.02 × 20 × 0.28 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold framed
  • Signed on the front
  • Ready to hang
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