I went home with twenty paintings from last night’s performance at SteelStacks Cabaret. Boyertown High School Jazz Band opened for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. I imagine there were many proud parents in the audience. What an honor to open for the likes of the New Orlean’s based Jazz Band. I was eight years old when I saw the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for the first time.
I ended up with more ink drawings than ink and watercolor drawings. I liked the lines when I felt they captured the character of the musician. I didn’t feel the impulse to dip my brush into the watercolor. Instead, I grabbed a clean sheet of paper to capture the next moment in ink lines.
Drawing: drawn with dip pen using Waterman Havana Brown ink.