This is my first artwork based on a Country song by Waylon Jennings’s entitled Waymore’s Blues. This is another of many examples that the root of America’s music originates from the Blues, including Country.
First up is the studio version of Waymore Blues:
Now, this is a lot more interesting live version. I like the back-en-forth conversation Waylon has with himself and the woman next to him. She certainly has the country look, that leaves me wondering what is going on here. Waylon seems a little unsettled, and out-of-place compared to her.
This artwork is 20 inches by 60 inches in length. For the background I wanted to use colors that depict a Waylon Jennings style. Shades of blues became the obvious choice to portray his rough blue jean look. Looking for another color that choice became obvious: brown, for it is hard to ignore Waylon’s full head of hair. As a nice contrast I added a strip of Silver which I see around the rim of his hats. I also added to the background my own stylized version of Waylon’s logo, which you see it in many of his videos.
I know the color Black is also a dominate color for Waylon, but I am saving black and white for the music. Those colors come from his guitar.Embed from Getty Images