In my last blog I mentioned I wanted to do a painting of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley playing music together. So at this point I already had the image of Frank Sinatra. He was going to be playing the piano with a cigarette in his mouth. I was very happy with that. I didn’t find an image of Elvis that I really wanted but I had picked one with his jumpsuit. I wasn’t that happy with that but one night at a friends house we were going over cool pictures of Elvis and I saw one of him when he was younger with his eyes closed playing the guitar. When I saw that one I felt it I knew I had to do that one. I wanted to have his eyes opened but I liked that there was so much emotion and I liked it because it was when he was younger and hungry. Then I started thinking wouldn’t it be interesting if they were two unknowns at a piano bar trying to make it in the music business.
Here are some pictures of when I started putting Elvis into the painting. Also at my home page you can see my other portraits and paintings I have done. www.jbellhomedecor.com. I do custom portraits of people and pets for $250 on 11 x 14. You can call me at 631 592 1513 or email me at Salvatore @jbellarts.com. here is a link to my previous blog about this painting. https://jbellarts.com/starting-a-custom-painting-of-frank-sinatra-and-elvis-presley/