Music plays a vital part of my creative process. While creating pieces of work, I often listen to instrumental music to help me relax and focus on the painting. Jazz Life is part of my "Jazz Life" series of musical themed paintings.
This painting has a lot of texture and is rich in color. I layered the canvas with cool colors in order to create the background. I wanted the attention to focus on the jazz singer and trumpet player, so I added more warm and earth tone colors to the focal point.
The artificial flower in the lady's hair created a 3-D effect that I wanted to achieve. This painting is unframed, but the sides are painted for easy display. It is also wired properly and is ready to hand. This piece is signed by the artist.