LEPAA received an original painting by renowned artist Paul Milosevich, “The Crickets, the Road and the Lubbock Skyline.” Patrons of the arts and fans of Buddy Holly and the Crickets alike will soon have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition giclee or poster of the painting.
“The idea for the painting came while driving between Lubbock and Santa Fe, staring down a long straight stretch,” Milosevich said. “The road, which plays such a big part in a musician’s life, leads us into the picture. The Lubbock skyline sets the scene and the legendary musicians are the focal point. The turnrow suggests a plowed cotton field on the lower left and the Crickets logo is on the lower right. Buddy Holly is naturally the dominant figure and the Crickets are supporting actors set against a star-studded sky.
“Knowing J.I. Allison and Joe B. Mauldin personally, I felt them looking over my shoulder as I painted.”
“The Crickets, the Road and the Lubbock Skyline” original painting is a 60”x60” acrylic-on-canvas and will be prominently displayed inside Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences upon its completion. The painting is partially underwritten by the Lubbock Osteopathic Fund.
Limited-edition numbered giclees and posters are available for purchase by calling 806.747.3200, or online.
Artist Paul Milosevich creating the piece in 2017.