Tomorrow, I’m going to Friday’s at Five, a digital jazz concert. I’ll stay right here in my room.
I love to go to jazz concerts with my son. Before the lights are turned down low, we order a glass of wine and settle down for the show. I listen for a bit then I start sketching – eye to hand to paper. It’s dark during the concert so it’s always a surprise to see how the sketches turned out. My subject matter won’t be live performers. I’m looking forward to seeing what I’ll produce!
Check out. sfjazz.org. New videos will be posted on YouTube every Tuesday and there is an interesting selection of playlists to listen to on Spotify.
I thought of Matisse‘s chapel in Nice, France. Chapelle_du_Rosaire_de_Vence . The two doors carved in wood designed by Matisse for the confessionals are painted a slick white enamel. Colored sunlight makes its way through through the carved open areas and spills onto the floor. Inside the little room are stained glass windows coloring the sunlight; yellow for the sun, green for vegetation and blue for the Riviera sky.
It looked too much like a stilted wooden butterfly had landed on the painting. I replaced it with the sky shinning through the leaves.
Setting up for lunch. I invited a friend to join me for lunch in my studio. Bring your own food and chair.
This painting was worked on the rest of the day – more to come.