This piece came about from my very first painting I completed of Marvin Gaye. The piece was hanging on my wall for some time until a few weeks ago I thought I would give Marvin some musical company. I wanted to select another great singer from “back in the day” who also had a well known voice so Sam Cooke it was. I chose to use colors that were similar to the Marvin Gaye painting. I also wanted to choose colors that were reflective of the times the singers were in.