Michael McDonald

An American singer, songwriter, pianist, and record producer perhaps best known as a member of the Doobie Brothers' Band. He also was a member of Steely Dan in 1974. For many of us Baby Boomers, he has entertained us for over four decades. Some of you may not know that Michael's musical interests also include Jazz. This portrait is based on a photo taken by my friend, Mac McDonnell at a jazz festival. Many portraits in this gallery of jazz performers are based on Mac's photos.

What compels me most about Mac's photos of concert performances is the lighting. The lighting in this portrait excites me and fits my style of painting so very well.