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This was an interpretation of the lyrics to the 1920’s Louis Armstrong song, Black and Blue. Essentially it is about racism and division. The little girl is looking at what she will probably never obtain.
It is a mixture of watercolour, ink, pen and collage.


  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 6 years ago

    her expression says everything you wanted in your description. wonderful painting.

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 6 years ago

    well done!!! great work!

  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskiover 6 years ago

    Fantastic image, you’re spot on with this wonderful comp you have a wonderful talent Shan.

  • shanmclean
    shanmcleanover 6 years ago

    thankyou for such a wonderful comment :)

  • reflector
    reflectorover 6 years ago

    Very textural work with a real atmosphere attached to it ! Very nice work !

    BLYTHARTover 6 years ago

    The look on the child’s face says it all .. a good social comment. Good painting too, of course :)

  • shanmclean
    shanmcleanover 6 years ago

    I appreciate your comments, its great to get feedback! Thanks for the favourite blyhart!

  • melodious
    melodiousover 6 years ago

    Awesome… its brilliant! I love how you have used the different mediums to work against each other in order to provide the division, and how it all just works so well!

  • shanmclean
    shanmcleanover 6 years ago

    thank you for all your kind comments melodious… its very encouraging!

  • Steven Novak
    Steven Novakover 6 years ago

    I really like the colors in this one. Sets a wonderful mood. Really great work.

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