SO I am supposed to be a part of an all women's art show that requires us all to show our appreciation for other female artists who's medium is music. I of course debated heavily with myself [draft revisited 4/26/2016 1:48AM] over who'm i would choose to do a painting on. beyonce is like the musical version of me, a color genius. alicia keys is just, alicia keys man, she's alicia keeeeeys! lol erykah badu is a truth that keeps the south real. solange knowles is everything. lienne lahavas is a mermaid. elle varner is a super hero. ledisi is a power house, jill scott is a folk hero. and these are just the ones close to my age that i love, imagine my thoughts on Chaka, aretha and whitney. I chose sade. she is like a spirit. it's foreign but kindred. it's in your face when you don't want it to be. its there when you need it though. i chose to portray her as a sort of DEITY or mother to the current GENERATION'S musical artists who are honest in their emotions and truthful about their past in a way that captures us all. my schedule and obligations did not allow me to complete the painting in time for the show. i made much too big of a deal of it. Sade and her musical children drake and a siamese hybrid BETWEEN jhene aikoand THe Weeknd sit in their palace amid the scenery of zuma rock and the brooklyn bridge. sade transcends continents, and hovers over us all with her haunting vocals and softness. i will complete this painting at leisure. i love the playful colors and possibilities.