When speaking about the arts, we tend to combine musician, dancer, and painter into that same general catagory of "the arts" but in many ways the painters path is different. A musician has a road map of written notes to play. How those notes are performed can make the musician great but it is not the same as being a painter. The painter in addition to "playing the notes" on canvas but must also be the composer on every work he or she creates. In the same way, the painter in addition to being the dancer must also be the coreographer for each new canvas.
This painting was done a long time ago from a photo I took in the Bowery- New York City. I have often wondered where that man may be now.