� Laura Gabel, "Into the Light". Soft Pastel on Velour 15.5 x 18.5. Private collection.
Any fan of jazz is certainly familiar with Billie Holiday. What better way to commemorate her legendary mastery than with this hauntingly beautiful painting? The way she looks into the light, almost as she is awaiting something - inspiration, salvation, rescue, encouragement? The expression on her face captures all the pain and sorrow mixed with beauty that led to so many amazing songs over the years. Billie may be gone, but her influence lives on; bring her memory home as well.
Read more about this haunting portrait here: http://www.lgabel.com/daddy-billie-holiday-a-silhouette/
February 23rd, 2016
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