Friday, September 25, 2009

Tony Bennett: The Singing Artist

At the end of the day, I think that the singer, Tony Bennett will prefer to have made his name with a paintbrush rather then with a microphone.

Tony's portrait of Duke Ellington is in the Smithsonian collection and he is rapidly making a name for himself in art circles.

If you check out his works I think you will be surprised for when it comes to his brushwork, he's definitely got the tools.

Since this blog has a watercolour focus, you will be surprised to learn that the painting above is a watercolour. Not too many artists make a comfortable transition from oils to waters, so I wonder if Tony didn't begin as a watercolourist before taking up the rag and turps media.

When Tony sings, "I left my heart in San Francisco," I wonder if his heart wasn't on a canvas he had painted of that city?

Tony's art website:

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