Danny Armstrong – Trombonist
San Francisco 2015
Acrylic and paper on canvas
23″ x 36″
This mixed media painting was created from life. It depicts my friend trombonist Danny Armstrong. I asked Danny for some sheet music he used and he gave me his original pencil arrangement for I Got The Feelin’ (performed by James Brown) that Danny performed with Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. I asked him if it was ok to really use his originals and he said absolutely, as long as I made him a copy!
You can see his musical notation in these close up shots: