Tag: Musical

John McEuan Banjo

This is a watercolor portrait of John McEuan of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The group has been playing great music for 47 years now. We recently went to a concert in Colorado Springs to see the group. This watercolor in on a sheet of gessoed handmade paper. Matted and framed it will fit into…

"If I ain’t happy here, I ain’t happy nowhere"

The title is "If I ain't happy here, I ain't happy nowhere" from the lyrics of "New Mexico Rain" by Michael Hearne. He's the one playing the guitar. His band is called "South by Southwest". I first heard him play in his home town of Taos, New Mexico. This is my second attempt at this…

"Street Dancers" New Orleans

This is another attempt to capture the feeling of walking through the French Quarter in New Orleans. A street band was playing and passing strangers just started dancing in the street. Matted and framed this watercolor will be 30 x 24 inches. This watercolor was done on 300 lb Arches cold press. I tried to…

"Street Music" New Orleans

This watercolor of a street band in the French Quarter is my fifth attempt to capture the feeling of New Orleans. This one is a bit looser and tells a more complete story. It is painted on 300 lb Arches Cold Press. Matted it fits into a 24 x 30 inch frame. I'm ready to…

"Different Tune"

Another musician that we saw as we walked the New Orleans French Quarter last October. It seemed unusual to find a flute player on the street. This watercolor was done on 140 lb Arches stretched over a sheet of gator board. Matted and framed it will measure 28 x 22 inches. 

"Horn Blower"

Another watercolor from October in New Orleans. As we walked through the French Quarter in New Orleans this October, we saw several street musicians. I painted this "Horn Blower" using a limited pallet. I'm trying a new pallet. I work on Arches 140 lb rough stretched over a sheet of gator board. Matted and framed…

Jazz Singer

As we walked through the French Quarter in New Orleans this October, we saw several street musicians. I painted this "Jazz Singer" using a limited pallet. The under painting of the skin tones was done using light washes of primary colors only. I work on Arches 140 lb rough stretched over a sheet of gator…