This was a new painting done for my recent Solo Exhibition..
I’ve been eager to paint some jazzy stuff for a long while, but it’s so hard to get free reference photos…and was inspired again after being fortunate to have recently gone to a workshop with Trevor Waugh. He is an amazingly talented artist, a wonderful person, and one of the best teachers I have come across.
My friend and I stayed for coffee and a chat one evening, and were fortunate to see his new collection, and wow were they stunning. They were all based on the theme of Jazz, and we sat there in awe of them and his talent. All his work is painted without the use of a preliminary sketch which he teaches and encourages in his workshops. But don't be put off by that, it's a lot easier than it sounds... If you ever get the chance to take a workshop, or go to one of his exhibitions, I urge you, don't miss out, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
I thoroughly enjoyed painting this and am now working on some new ideas…We as artists all see where we could either change or express more in our work, and this has given me so many new ideas and eagerness to experiment on more work.
I also decided to stay away from my usual choice of white frame son this one too, it jsut didn't do anything for it. I mounted it in a double black & white mount, then chose a natural wood frame as I did with the honesty paintings. This is a photo of it on display at the Exhibition.
I had a terrible job getting a decent photograph of this one, so resorted to scanning it. The colours are almost right, but it does show a touch more grainy here than it does in real life.