Roy Mitchell-Cardenas’ portrait was the last portrait I completed in this collection of portraits. It is a 24″x 24″ oil painting on canvas. The portrait is done in a monochrome palette while the background was done in a blue toned neutral gray.

Roy’s was a special one to work on as Roy has just recently stopped touring with the band. His hair was a new challenge for me and ended up being a lot of fun to explore and put together. While he’ll still be working with the band, he will be missed greatly.

Paul Meany’s portrait was the second portrait that was worked on in this collection of portraits. It is a 24″x 24″ oil painting on canvas. The portrait is also done in a monochrome color palette while the background was done in a blue-toned neutral gray.

Out of all the portraits, this one ended up being the most difficult and the one that took the most amount of time. There was so much detail in the fabric of his shirt that was difficult to convey in a monochrome palette. After that struggle, I was very proud of the end result. 

Todd Gummerman

Keyboards & Guitar

Todd Gummerman’s portrait was the third portrait of this four-piece collection of work. It is a 24″ x 24″ oil painting on canvas. The portrait was done in a monochrome black and white color palette while the background was done in a blue-toned neutral gray.

Todd’s portrait was the one that gave me the most pre-painting anxiety. I was very anxious about how his pedal board would come together using just a monochrome color palette. I was fearful that it would lose some of the dimensionality. In the end, it ended up being a lot of fun.

Darren King

King of the drums

Darren King’s portrait was the first portrait I completed in this series of paintings. It is a 24″x24″ oil painting on canvas. The portrait was done in a monochrome gray color palette while the background was done in a blue-toned neutral gray. 

This portrait was difficult considering it was my first painting I had done in several months. It also provided a lot of new challenges, namely his beard and also how close and intimate this portrait is. This portrait is special for those challenges and how I surmounted them. 

Jonathan Allen is the new touring bassist for Mutemath. This is the last portrait I worked on in this series. It is also 24″ x 24″ stretched canvas using oil paint. Portrait is done in Ivory Black and Titanium White monochrome palette with the background being in neutral gray tones with more emphasis on blue. 

This portrait was a surprise to create due to the unexpectedness of Jonathan joining the ranks of the band in such a short time. I wanted to complete it before they went to tour Europe to have a full lineup.