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B.B. King Painting

Over ten years ago, I met B.B. King in Memphis at B.B. King’s – his club. I really enjoyed myself. Before I met and listened to him play, the prior year, could have been two. He had a son or nephew (can’t remember which was which) playing with a band. I was there with a group of performers from Ringling Brothers and a few friends. B.B. King was not there. Instead, we had a few drinks with his son and nephew. It was a great time. I spent four years with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus as a stagehand and I did rigging. I toured the United States, made a lot of great friends that are all over the world now and well if I could go back when I was a bit younger, I would have. So, to create a physical memory of the event I created this painting of B.B. King. I am doing embellished reproduction prints of this one because of demand. I think I’ll do eight of them. My embellished reproductions are prints of the original that are painted again to give it a unique look. They are hand signed. Contact me at info@robertwheater.com if you are interested in prints, originals or even commissions. This painting opened the door for another commission – I had someone see it and want their grandfather – who was a musician – painted in a similar way. Well, here is B.B. King painted in December 2012.

B.B. King Painting

This B.B. King painting was painted by Robert Wheater from photo references in December of 2012. It is mixed media on canvas. 24×16.