”Joyce

My good friend and super talented trombonist and singer, Danny Armstrong, asked me to create a portrait of his late wife Joyce from a photo he had. I asked him for some samples of her hand-writing to include in the painting, and he sent me images of some very touching notes she had written to him. I used all these, plus a photo I took of Danny playing at Club DeLuxe, and created this portrait. You can see Danny and I picking the framed painting up from the framers (below). Though I never got to meet Joyce in person, I felt like I got to know her a little bit during the process of painting this portrait. Danny plays with one of my favorite local swing bands, Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. He has sat for his own portrait a couple of times. You can see them on JeremySutton.com.

”Joyce

October 2013

6 Comments

  1. carlcasterline
    October 23, 2013

    Stunning

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  2. Barbara Kelley
    October 24, 2013

    Another great piece! I love it!

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  3. Susan Andrews
    October 25, 2013

    Beautiful!

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  4. navin
    October 25, 2013

    wonderful art work…..

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  5. Barbara Hansen
    October 26, 2013

    I love the way you capture a face with a few bold strokes of color.

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  6. Frank Argotti
    October 28, 2013

    Great job !
    frame, mat and painting.

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