Sunday, March 31, 2013

In Your Own Sweet Way

In Your Own Sweet Way
24x30" Acrylic on Canvas
I love jazz guitar. My son has started playing, which could be part of it, but I had already explored a bit  before he ventured into the world of jazz. "In Your Own Sweet Way" is a piece of music done by many musicians, but the one that caught me was by Joe Pass, on the recording "Chops"

Around Christmas I went to an art opening where London guitarist, David Jolly, was playing, and he was kind enough to let me take some photos while he played. I'm sure this is just the first of the paintings I'll do using the photos from that evening. He seemed completely comfortable with me walking around him taking pictures while he played, so I took a lot. 

I've got a few months before the festivals start up again, so I'm going through last years pile of pics, along with video stills from some DVDs I got from the library, and trying to see what I can come up with. I've got a few pieces started.... but I still haven't begun the huge 4x6 foot canvas I have sitting here. Something that big is a bit intimidating. It's been many years since I've painted really large. I think Ill need a good chunk of time for that one. When a piece hits the ugly stage, and they all do, it seems to last longer the bigger it is. I have to be mentally prepared for that.