Blue Train - Oil Pastel on Paper. This oil pastel painting is for an upcoming Jazz exhibition in June 2011. A lot of work went into this piece and the two others in progress that will follow. This year I started listening to jazz music after listening to a great local station. I started going to jazz clubs to feel the music and to get inspired. I wanted to capture the true feeling and apply them to my paintings. Listening to the masters I fell in love with artists and jazz legends like John Coltrane and Miles Davis. I decided to call this piece "Blue Train" to John Coltrane's 1957 album, Blue Train.
As a child I drew every day in class. I feared running out of places to draw and materials to create art rather than getting in trouble for not paying attention. My school notebooks became a diary of sketches, doodles and drawings. In time it turned into the building blocks of the art you see today. Art to me is visual poetry that captures an intriguing subject, captivating concept and an artists’ soul. The intent of creating artwork to this day hasn’t changed for me. I eliminate distractions and solely focus on my passion generating a “in the moment” experience. This deep concentration while working is not just a way of exploring my conscious and subconscious but my creativity as well. Isolating a captured emotion and concept in my work...
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