Monday, February 7, 2011

New Painting 2-7-11

"Jazz Trio" 6x8 oil on canvasboard $250 SOLD
       I've always been a big music fan. In fact, before losing my arms my main creative outlet was playing guitar and songwriting. I like a wide variety of music styles, from various forms of rock and jazz ,to very old blues and folk. In the last few years its been mostly jazz from the 50's - 60's that has been satiating my need for music while painting. Artists like John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, and Lee Morgan provide the perfect backdrop. It was only a matter of time before jazz became subject matter.
   There's also a very distinct stlyle of visual art called Jazz Art, characterized usually by very expressive figures and forms with vivid, intense color. Google Jazz Art and hit images to see some examples.