Acrylic Portrait of Bill Bissonnette – Plus a Ditty!!!

 

When Big Bill Bissonnette sent me a black and white photograph and asked me to paint his portrait how could I resist? Even though I prefer to have met my subjects in person and work from my own reference shots and sketches. Since first posting I have written a ditty to feature with the portrait! See below.

Plus it’s got me back to the easel and the aspect of Jazz&Jazz which I love most, my Jazz Art. So thank you for commissioning the portrait, Bill. It’s been a pleasure and I apologise for the delay due to my moving home and setting up my new Art & Media Studio (better referred to as my Den!)

So, Jazzers, with B3’s permission, here is the portrait.

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And thank you Bill, for featuring the portrait on your Websites plus your accolade: “Peter Butler is a well known painter of jazzmen. He recently did an acrylic of me. I love it!” I notice Brian Carrick has also complimented my work: “It looks Bloody Good Bill, I bet the Acrylic original looks Fab.”

Just had to add this feature to the post with full approval of B3! Hope you enjoy it!

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Since completing the portrait, with Bill’s permission, I have set it up, along with the poem version, for reproduction as Fine Art Giclée Prints.

Plus I’ve recently been posting on Facebook samples of my landscapes and seascapes which I also produce as Fine Art Giclée Prints. These have garnered encouraging interest. So I’m inclined to feature some of them on Jazz&Jazz as well. Who knows, if I can sell a few prints – or even originals – it may help finance the rather costly efforts of featuring and helping promote jazz.

I would welcome your views on this in Speak Your Mind below.

Fine Art Giclée Prints of this portrait and the version with the poem are now available.
Simply email: peter@jazzandjazz.com

Comments

  1. Richard Elmes says:

    Always a sad day when a jazzer leaves us….RIP

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