Frank Sinatra was a painter. A man moved to create art. His abstract canvases, with their strong lines and brilliant colors, reflect the passion and creativity that drove him in so many levels. As is clear from myriad examples in 'A Man and His Art: Frank Sinatra'(Random House, 1991, and availble on this site) This painting is emblematic of the Sinatra style. Sinatra explained on more than one ocassion that the interplay between color and shadows facinated him. Sinatra's favorite three colors were orange, red and blue. Orange was his favorite color-"the happiest color", he said-and the stunning orange base of this work accents the strength and brilliance of the red and blue geometric elements. Not coincidently, these very shades of red and orange are identicle to the colors used when Frank designed the logo for his Reprise record label in 1961. Although he painted for much of his adult life, particularly while in Palm Springs, Sinatra's original works 'rarely' come up for sale. Being an artist myself, it's been a dream of mine to own an 'original oil' painting, by Mr. Sinatra, since the day that I first learned about his talent.