Influential Bluesmen: These are four of my favorite blues players I captured in oil paint, I was going to build guitars out of these, but they looked so cool on the wall as cigar box paintings, that I let ‘em be.
CeDell Davis (born Ellis Davis, June 9, 1927) is an American blues guitarist and singer.Davis is most notable for his distinctive style of guitar playing. Davis plays guitar using a table knife in his fretting hand in a manner similar to slide guitar, resulting in a welter of metal-stress harmonic transients and a singular tonal plasticity. He uses …read more.
R. L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 – September 1, 2005), born Robert Lee Burnside, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist who lived much of his life in and around Holly Springs, Mississippi. He played music for much of his life, but did not receive much attention until the early 1990s. In the latter half of the 1990s, Burnside repeatedly …read more.
Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from 1936–37 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Johnson’s shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to …read more
Sam John Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982), better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Houston, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine included Hopkins at number 71 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.Hopkins’ childhood was immersed in …read more
Mexican Loteria Cards: I love the iconography of this game from Mexico. I started on this series to build guitars, but once again, I thought they looked cool just as painting on cigar boxes…,but I did build one special guitar out of this series, it’s with a good friend, so I know it’s safe.
Blues Musicians Too: Here is another set I did in a little different style in acrylic paints. The Musicians are, Mississippi John Hurt, Janis Joplin, Son House and John Lee Hooker.