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 one of them by clicking here.