Thursday, July 18, 2013

“Distant Jazz” New Work By Michael Sprouse

What better is there to do when the outside temperature is stuck on “eternal scorch” than to paint in the studio? I literally just put the final stroke of paint on this commissioned work about 15 minutes prior to this blog entry.

I’ve titled this work “Distant Jazz” because I wanted the back story of the painting to be about a young woman circa 1925ish who has just entered a club. As she is removing her coat, she hears the sound of distant jazz coming from some area where she will soon be headed and her mind is instantly filled with everything that made the Jazz era shine.

The acrylic on canvas work measures 30” x 30” and this was commissioned by the curator of a well known gallery that carries my work as an addition to the private collection of he and his partner. This is the sister painting to a male portrait in the same style that I completed earlier this year for the couple.

Click on the image below to see the work larger and in greater detail.

“Distant Jazz”
acrylic on canvas
30” x 30”
©2013 Michael Sprouse

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