Artist Norman Perryman describes the remarkably friendly experience of taking Jessye’s portrait, here.
I had run out of my favourite Arches’ watercolour paper with the Satiné finish that allows the washes to float on the surface with extra brilliance. With Christmas approaching, a new roll had not yet arrived. I had set myself the challenge to create clouds of golden watercolour that would spread in a way that would “breathe” the vocal sound. I had to breathe with Jessye to make the painting sing.