Country Music Singer Songwriter – Wayne Longton – Oil on 11 x 14 Canvas Panel – We were old friends, for six decades plus. Wayne suddenly passed away in late April 2012. Recently, Wendy, his widow asked me to do a portrait of Wayne with his warm and always present smile. and I agreed. We last sat, sipped coffee and reminisced in northern Iowa at the Longton home in August of 2011. At that time he mentioned his life in music was a hard life, but well worth the heart ache and effort. This painting is based on a photo of him I took on that occasion.
Wayne was inducted into the Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
I for one will miss him.