Digital Painting of Jazz Guitarist New Bacher from my Jazz on J series
I have been attending and photographing Jazz on J Street since just after our arrival in Lake Worth. It is held at the Clay, Glass, Metal and Stone Gallery on (you guessed it J street) on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 7pm. What an experience. These cats can play. If you have not been to Jazz on J make the effort and come down or check out the live stream. As Blanche Williams, the founder and host of Jazz on J St says "life intersects and jazz connects". How true this is. There is a group of photographers and artists that have been drawn to the talent and creativity present in each Jazz on J St. Now in January there will be even more reason to attend as there is a show of the art inspired by Jazz on J St. starting on January 16th and with an opening reception on 1/19 there is an invitational show of the art inspired by the music and musicians of who perform at the monthly jazz show. I will be showing for the first time anywhere a series of my digital paintings of the musicians of Jazz on J St. The above image is of jazz guitarist Neil Bacher. I have been talking to Blanche about this show since the summer and got inspired to 'paint' the musicians. The hard part has been not sharing these with you guys. I made the decision to embargo them from social media until the show, but with the show now three weeks away I will strategically post a couple of teasers of my work. If you know me you know not sharing these along the way has been utter torture. All of the pieces will be 16x20" canvases. I can't wait to share more of them with you, Maybe you will see one more piece before the big unveil at the show. So mark your calendars for January 16th and 19th. I am looking forward to seeing the work of the other artists I see and work with at each jazz night and also many of my Lake Worth friends their to support Jazz on J Street.
Keep Makin' Art!