Song Trails - Original
I worked on this beauty of Mr. Allen Toussaint for 2 1/2 years. Roughly over 2500 hours of work probably several more than that but just an estimate. If you have seen it in person the care and attention to detail is evident. From the twinkle in his eye to the twinkle in the sky & inlays on the hand made/hand stained frame. I was glad I had added his rolls royce when I was at the concert honoring him at Tips in November 2022 and they had his license plate displayed on the piano. If you know, you know. This portrait is an oil on canvas that I had a vision for while out on a run one morning. I had completed three others in this series and the idea of his songs traveling across the world while he stood still came to me. We are all interconnected and have bits of stardust in the very fiber of our beings. The pink in the background glows in the dark and the largest stars in the sky do as well. His sequined jacket is metallic violet and blue changing as you move past the painting. I did the inlays in the frame so that the stars in the sky sparkle when the light hits it just right just like when you are gazing up at the stars in the sky. This piece measures 34" x 43.5" x 3"