Process photos for BB King tribute mural painted this past month in
Syracuse, NY at 1965 W. Fayette St.
Jus Sum Jazz Lounge
Upon arrival its a cloudy overcast evening
the wall is already buffed with a nice black background ready for some paint
The following morning it was a nice, clear, sunny day
First move is getting the 'Jus Sum Jazz' text up on the middle wall (to the far right)
and sketching up Mr. BB King
Lines are in proper order and now lets begin adding color..
Gotta love the style BB had, flashy dress and good sounds
Once he is fully rendered we can start in on the background; electric, flames, clouds
Note to other artists: If you have the storage space for a breakaway scaffold (definitely) invest in one!
All in one desk and ladder on wheels keeping the party rollin
Day 2, sky is clear again
BB is complete, the text is complete, the flames are complete, last touch is adding the purple moon and clouds
This mural is on a pretty heavily trafficked road so from time to time I would....
Show a little skin for the audience, gotta feed the wolves
And not before long we have our purple full moon on a cloudy evening fully rendered to fill in the negative space on the wall
Legend has it he would play the blues right handed and when he went lefty he would belt out some soulful jazz
may have made that part up
The full view of our completed mural :)
BIG THANK YOU to Sharon & family at Jus Sum Jazz Lounge
1965 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse, NY
They'll be opening early August 2020 so if you're in the area and want to relax with a drink, good music, and some food from a southern miss this is your spot!
See you there