If you are any where near my age (I won't say what that is) you will remember the movie "Lady Sings the Blues" with Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams. It has been fun listening to the original songs sung by Billie Holiday and not Diana! They are both great musicians and inspiring to me as I Paint the Blues!
I have been painting on 8 x 8 instead of 6 x 6 some and it is amazing how much more canvas you get in that 2 inches. However, it does take a little longer.
Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues
8" x 8" Oil on Panel