My ramblings on art and life - I'm a self-taught primitive fine art artist, traveller and foodie. I've been a full time artist 12+ years now, a journey of learning, fun and lots of short periods of high anxiety!!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Must be Mardi Gras time
I miss New Orleans a lot and at this time of year, Mardi Gras time, brings back lots of good memories ... hence the new musical series based on the magical brass bands of NOLA! I always loved painting the musicians or especially the tuba players. I haven't painted them for a long time. An old time member of a brass band once told me, if the band ever got in trouble the tuba player was always the one caught. I asked why and he laughed. "Because he always got caught trying to get through the door," he replied. Always think of that when I paint and it still brings a smile to my face. This one is on a 12x24 wood panel.