Louie the Drummer

Louie IV (The Drummer)

Oil, 24 x 20. Collection of the artist. Louie posed for a series of paintings for me and talked throughout. When we had done several, he asked if he could pose with his drum. He had been a drummer back in "the day" and played with some name bands in the DC area. He explained that he no longer played — hands too arthritic — but he could still hold the sticks.