Oct 4, 2014

Artistic Expression Interview

Props to the lovely Michelle Renee Gillim Thomas and the crew of 'Artistic Expressions' for allowing me to be a part of their fantastic series. My fifteen minutes of fame is here

Aug 27, 2014

The Westerner and his Dog

"Roger the Rancher"
portrait of the westerner posing at the art league.
pen on paper - 6"x10"

Jul 8, 2014

Monday Jazz 1

I decided to bring a lawn chair to the yearly Hartford Monday night Jazz series in Bushnell park Downtown Hartford. Above are sketches. Marker on paper.

Apr 29, 2014

last post of library jazz series sketches

I attended the last music series held at Hartford library performed by Mr. Emery Smith.
I sketched in marker and pen and ink. As Mr emery set up I there were patrons relaxing in conversation and during his performance his music and the mood conjured up what my city used to be and even the urgency to apply wisdom to today's issues.

Mar 24, 2014

Library Jazz 4/23/14

Nelson Bello and TROMBEATZ

pencil on paper

Another sunday at Hartford public library. Pencil pad music.

Mar 17, 2014

More Library Jazz with Warren Bryd

Above are pencil sketches done during a Jazz performance at Hartford public library featuring Warren Bryd, Saskia Laroo, and the 'the doctor of the xylophone'. Sunday.

Feb 24, 2014

Jazz on Sunday - Micheal Gregory Jackson

'Micheal Gregory Jackson at Hartford Library'
pencil on paper

Sunday was another one of those quiet ones that I decided to check out the Hartford Public Library's Baby Grand Jazz Series held on Sunday until early April. Brought my pencil and pad and sketched seasoned guitar player Micheal Gregory Jackson. He's played around the world and with the Legendary Rolling Stones. My mind wondered as I sat in front with a few artist friends enjoyed the music.
Above is a the drawing done February 23.

Feb 3, 2014

Jazz sketches


Yesterday I decided to go to the Hartford Public Library baby grand jazz, a free music series offered to the public on Sunday. The Jazz musician Craig Hartley performed. I hadn't sketch live in a while. I packed my pencils and erasers and pad in two plastic bags, didn't won't a pencil to poke through.  Above are sketches I while there, they are pencil on paper about 12"x9".