This Bruce Springsteen watercolor was a lot of fun to paint. I have thought about painting the Boss for a while, and really glad I finally found the vibe to get it done.

This os a portrait of Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen watercolor portrait

Growing up in the seventies, I am sure I heard plenty of him on the radio, but the first thing I remember is (insert groans here) Born to Run, some time between 1977-78. From there on out, it was radio play only for me. I couldn’t get away from it. Who could, right? Especially when Born in the USA came out. He was everywhere, all the time, it seemed.

I enjoyed it, and certainly recognized his work as powerful and ‘meatier’ than a lot of other pop music. I was not, however, one of the millions of people who bought the record. I still haven’t.

The first Springsteen album I bought was Tunnel of Love. I will never forget my first listen, while driving to Chattanooga. My date and I hardly spoke the whole way. I was floored at how good song after song was. From then on I was a fan. I went back and listened to many of his earlier works, and am still moved by the likes of Thunder Road and Atlantic city.

As he moved forward, I remained amazed.

My personal standout album is Lucky Town. I have listened to it countless times, even while painting this portrait. More recently you can check out the amazing live version of Ghost of Tom Joad with Tom Morello.

I painted this Bruce Springsteen watercolor on a 22×36 sheet of Kilimanjaro paper, and a combination of Cottmans and Windsor Newton paint.

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