|"For the Love of Jazz"|
20" x 20"
Acrylic on canvas
Just got back from an intense 4-day Master's Painting workshop with the awesome Tesia Blackburn aka "The Acrylic Diva." The workshop was at Hunter's Point in South San Francisco, and there were only 4 of us in the juried class. All of the students were tremendously talented and it was an honor to be part of this creative and inspiring group of artistic energy.
I began with a series in neutral colors and was planning on sticking with this theme throughout the workshop until Tesia opened a box of historical colors from Golden Paints. When I saw the "Smelt Blue Hue" and the "Cobalt Purple," I was drooling and having serious color withdrawals. So when Michele (one of the artists at the workshop) offered me a palette of newly mixed paints that she was finished with, I went to town and created "For the Love of Jazz." To be honest - I don't really like jazz.....but I see a trombone player with his sweetheart cast in a bright light on the stage behind the piano. Yes, it is late and this usually non-objective abstract artist is very tired and needs to get some sleep. But does anyone else see what I see?? Am I even close???