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Mark!!

Oh hey! This next painting is of Mark! Another good ol’ boy from Sweet Pete’s. That makes him fourth on the roster of staff members I’ve tricked into sitting for me.

So for starters, literally, I had a sandwich and a coffee while Mark sat and patiently drew me while I ate/painted. The food is becoming quite a key issue here… I mean, I do tend to call these things “Lunch and a Portrait,” but I’ve also realized that I don’t often mention this to the person I’m painting. But what can ya do? It’s interesting though because food comes up every time in some form or another, expectedly, unexpectedly or otherwise. I think they call that fate, bros.

Anyhow, this was a two-fer in a different way, cause as I painted Mark, he drew me! A portrait of a guy making a portrait of a guy making a portrait of a guy making a portrait of a guy making a… Pretty cool, eh? Check ’em out!

Mark's version of me!

Mark's version of me!

My version of Mark!

My version of Mark!

So THEN, when Mark was actually hungry (and I didn’t have to eat in front of him this time), Mark, his wife Meredith, their friend Heather, Jessica and I had dinner at the Hogtown Vegan. Not really what I was expecting… good though. Really heavy, greasy, comfort food type-of-stuff. Who knew? Who knew vegan food could be fatty? Who ever knew a fat vegan? Zing! Hahaha… oh man, at least I think I’m funny. Good one, Corey.

Hmmm… Wait a sec… Have I crossed a line into the realm of boring by describing my dinner plans?? Nooo… No. It’s Lunch and a Portrait, dammit. I stand by that. It’s part of the experience. Aaaand it’s your fault for reading this blog anyway. Good one, Corey.

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