Whew! Thanks to the help of a dear friend, the 54 small paintings of musicians are now matted, framed, dust covers attached, and wired for hanging. What a relief. An additional 22 paintings are matted and slipped into clear bags. They will be in a portfolio stand.
The opening at Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA will be on April 16th at 7 pm. My hope is that the musicians I have painted will come to the exhibit and see what a fabulous inspiration they are. The paintings are, in my mind, a collaboration between me and the musicians. The passion for rhythms expressed through sound and the energy of all the people in the room responding to those sounds are the driving force behind my lines and brushstrokes. The marks on the paper are my expression of those moments.
On Sunday, May 15th at 2pm I will be giving an artist’s talk at the gallery. I hope many of the musicians come out for both events. Almost all of the paintings were done during the Todd Wolfe Blues Jam at the Larry Holmes Ringside Restaurant in Easton, PA during the last four months. Unfortunately, Todd just left for a two month European tour last Wednesday and will miss the exhibit.
Both of the images posted above started with dip pen, black ink line drawings followed by strokes of watercolor allowed to blend wet in wet on the paper.