Salute! from Karen Cannon

Salute! From an original by Karen Cannon ©2009 Art Strings Publishing LLCKaren Cannon has painted a new tribute to our beloved Father. The painting is titled Salute!, and honors both Bill Monroe and the mandolin he used to create the bluegrass music we know and love.

Karen has painted Bill Monroe and his mandolin before, and she explains how the image for this new original pastel painting came to mind…

“I wanted to do a painting that would pay tribute to ‘the instrument behind the man.’ In this case, I’m paying homage to perhaps the most famous mandolin in the world, Bill Monroe’s faithful Gibson Lloyd Loar F-5.

The new open-edition art print will be featured in my exhibit at the California Bluegrass Association Father’s Day Festival in Grass Valley next week.”

Might this be a candidate for a Bill Monroe postage stamp design?

You can see all of Karen’s bluegrass-themed art on her web site, where you can also sign up for her studio newsletter.

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