This painting was made during the early and formative years of my career as an artist. I was creating my own style and voice by learning from the masters. Playing the Blues is a sketch and a study for a future painting. It is inspired by and adapted from the work of masters such as MacCraid and Blanchard, in terms of composition and features. However it is my own creative message by transforming some of the composition, features, and the addition of elements. It represents an imagined romantic, but also a realistic scene as a musician plays the blues along London’s Embankment. He is one of the countless musicians that add life, vibrancy, joy and colour to this part of a London.
Size: Framed – 43 cm x 45 cm