This intriguing portrait of Willie Nelson is iconic, colorful, and one of his most recognized worldwide. I believe this particular original photo is from the early 1990's. The black background and black shirt provide a great contrast with the red bandana, guitar strap, light hair color, and white beard. He has used the trademark red, white, and blue guitar strap for decades.
This 9" x 12" watercolor was completed September 2020. It has been fun painting Willie with his enduring smile. Many images of Willie show braided hair and this is a rarer look at his hair without braids. This painting area is 9" x 12" with a 1" white border.