New Painting: Les Guitaristes (The Guitarists)

Well, it’s done. Actually, I finished the bulk of it in April, but needed to tweak some things after finishing another project. This piece was created from a sketch created some 25 years before. The 20 x 24 original was painting in acrylic on canvas and will be available for purchase soon. Stay tuned!
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Wes Montgomery Plays Impressions in Belgium 1965

I love everything about this video; the performance, the shot angles, the camera movement, and of course, it’s Wes. The band includes pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Arthur Harper and drummer Jimmy Lovelace. Wes Montgomery – Impressions Wes Montgomery performs 'Impressions' (originally written by John Coltrane) live at Jazz Prisma 1965. Posted by Happy Mag on Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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New Year, New Work and a Lesson

So most of last year was devoted to completing a different somewhat art-related project.¬† It gave me time to gather some ideas for my next painting schedule. One of the pieces I wanted to get to this year is one that I sketched probably 25 years ago. It kept getting bumped down the list over the years, then, just when […]
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Paris, Rome and other stops

I had the great pleasure to spend a couple of lovely weeks in Paris and Rome, among others, earlier in July and late June. We saw many great places, experience some wonderful moments and see many amazing sites, including a stop at the Louvre, but what inspired me most were the beautiful people we met throughout travels. I look to […]
Read More Offers Limited Edition Canvas Reproductions

We’ve launched DDA will be the official source for limited edition canvas reproductions of select works. Each print is uniquely signed and numbered and printed from its own unique digital file. The first release from the series is one of my early works, Light Notes (seen above). The edition for this piece is only 350. Pre-orders for this release […]
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Suite New Orleans

Here’s the first new work from a series inspired by New Orleans. The title is Suite New Orleans. It was developed from a sketch in one of my many folders of sketches.¬†This is an acrylic painting on stretched prime canvas, which measures 2 feet by 3 feet. The original sketch put me in mind of the New Orleans French Quarter […]
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New Orleans Swing Suite

I forgot to update my site with the progress on the New Orleans series. This photo is a few days old. I’m in the process of completing the first work from the series (seen above). I don’t have a title for it as yet but I’m getting closer to one. I based it on the famed French Quarter hotels. I […]
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