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Woman is an unframed original charcoal and soft pastel. She was created in June 2015 on Windsor and Newton 100lbs/220gsm quality paper and I used an aerosol fixative. There is a slight surreal look to this piece which makes it a talking piece but her calm yet vibrant colours give her a beauty that would fill any wall space.
A young Ella Fitzgerald she was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra. Her audiences were as diverse as her vocal range. They were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities. Using a referance photo from legendery Herman Leonard with his permission, many thanks Herman as ever.
Jimbo £55 Charcoal drawing on paper, fixed with spray and mounted on board (with border), protected with cellophane. Mount size for frame 59cms x 40cms but can be trimmed to fit. This drawing took years of experience to achieve the character and right proportions; and it needs a good home. It will look very classy in a black frame with glass on a bedroom wall, for example.