The last painting of the night ranks as my favorite from last night’s Blues Jam in Easton, PA.

Ladd Hoover, man behind the camera

The musicians are not the only inspirations on Tuesday nights.  I often sit beside Ladd as he works his camera, capturing the sound and energy of the performing musicians.  His mouth is always turned into a quiet smile.  He is a regular, as am I, though neither of us stand under the spotlight.

Drawn first with dip pen in black ink using a very flexible tip.  Followed by strokes of pure, juicy watercolor.