Monday, November 29, 2010

St George in the Distance

St George in the Distance~ 10 x 24 inches - Acrylic on watercolor paper

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving - All Set for the Guests

Acrylic on paper - 16 x 20 inches

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meditative Limitation - An Art Trip Painting

Meditative Limitation ~ Acrylic on watercolor paper - 22 x 36 inches - $200

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Baltimore Museum of Art

It's fun when you can listen to jazz and see art in the same place. A few of the works seen before hearing Antonio Hart...

Grace Hartigan

Jasper Johns
I always forget this guys name
Susan Rotheburg
Robert Rauschenberg
Andy Warhol

Willem De Kooning

Joan Miro

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Antonio Hart with David Berkman in Baltimore

Rarely do I see energy in playing like I did at this gig with Antonio Hart at the Baltimore Museum of Art. I didn't know that he was from Baltimore and attended the Baltimore School of the Arts. He blew hard and consistent with David Berkman on piano running the gauntlet between a great rhythm section. It was fun to see all Antonio’s friends gather around him at the break and as he acknowledged the kids from BSA; “Study hard, listen to your teachers and you will be up here one day”. Nice!

At the end of the show he related a story that James Moody, who is a great friend and mentor of his, was very ill from pancreatic cancer. He praised all the old jazz cats “not only as just great jazz musicians but also as amazing people”.

With Lonnie Plaxico on Bass, Lee Pearson on Drums and Renato Thoms on Percussion

Not from the concert but gives you an taste of his playing.

And a little David Berkman

Antonio Hart bio

Divid Berkman bio

Monday, November 15, 2010

Walters Art Museum

Went to Baltimore to hear some jazz and eat some oysters. Dropped into the Walters and remembered how much I like small art museums in small cities.

The interior views are nice....

And the galleries light, airy and, few people....

The art is not great but fun because this is a guy's personal collection and thought how cool it would be to buy this stuff and be able to run your hands over them...

For good photos of the collection, go here

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sav-Art Girls Night‏ (and not just for girls...)

Attend this great charity event at Sav-Art Gallery and get a chance to buy an Art Trip at a 10% discount.

Sav-Art Gallery
440 West 47th St
Kansas City, MO

To support the Johnson County Christmas Bureau hato serves the needs of low-income families of Johnson County, Kansas. Groceries, personal care items, children’s clothing, adult and teen gifts, toys, hats, underwear, gloves, socks, books, and coats.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

He said, "I am an artist." She said, "I'm still not going to meet your mother!"

Acrylic on watercolor paper ~ 15 x 20 inches - $150

More paintings here

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Two Painters - Picasso and Earl Scheib

Okay, I said I was going to serious-up this blog, but old habits die hard....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Al Jarreau and the Airmen of Note

Great concert by Al Jarreau. I listened to his stuff for years so was thrilled to see a free concert with him backed by the Airmen of Note. This was very fortunate in that on July 23, 2010 Jarreau was critically ill at a hospital in France, while in the area to perform a concert at nearby Barcelonnette, and was being treated for respiratory problems and cardiac arrhythmias. Lesson is to see your heros while you can...

The audio on my camera is terrible, but this gives you an idea of the concert.

Oldie from an album that I owned and wore out from playing it so much. Man we were so broke...

The ultimate feel good song that Al closed the concert with.

Friday, November 5, 2010

He said, "I'm a artist." She fell asleep.

Acrylic on watercolor paper ~ 16 x 22 inches

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween - The Shadow of Your Smile and Dorothy on the 'bone at Dahlak Bar

So I had to get out of the neighborhood to escape the kiddies and my crazy neighbor and decided to listen to some Sunday jazz. I had way too much time on my hands, so I took the long route to a bar that was having a jam session. On the way there, I ran into this...I don't know what this is but it looks very holy. The weird thing was that they are playing "The Shadow of Your Smile."

In any event, I was thinking how much DC is becoming like NYC jazz wise. Though I am never at a loss for a-list players making their way to DC on Fridays and Saturdays, now people are playing jazz everyday of the week in a lot of different venues. Which brought me to this, a session at Dahlak @ 1771 U St. NW. I'm not sure who these musicians are, but am pretty convinced that the trombone player is Dorothy from the looks of her ruby shoes.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Directions

Well, what a year. It was just about a year ago that I started painting after laying down my brushes for over eight years. I managed to sell a few paintings, met some cool people online and found some old friends from art school, so how great is that. Now that I have some perspective on my art and the art scene, I think it’s time for a little adjustment in my online presence. Where I thought I could translate my YogaDawg persona to the art side, I don’t think it was that successful. So it’s time to step back and simply post my art and jazz forays as that is what is most interesting to me at the moment.

For you yoga peeps, there is always the continuing yoga satire at or on my YogaDawg Howls Facebook page. Thank you for all your encouragement in my new artistic endeavors!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Damn Mosquitoes V - An Art Trip Painting

Damn Mosquitoes V - Acrylic on paper 18 x 24 inch -$150

More paintings here