Friday, April 25, 2014

Emerald Pears


Emerald green is an amazing color. This limited edition print was created from my original acrylic painting, which wasn't half as interesting before I did a little tinkering with it. It's very contemporary and now I like it "just the way it is". Click on the image and it will get bigger.

I love matching my art with music. Here is Billy Joel with one of my all time favorites. He likes things the "way they are", too.

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Summer and Sambas


What would summer be without the bold big sunflower?  And how could it be summer without the samba played by Brazilian Eliane Elias?

Eliane Elias (eh-lee-AH-neh eh-LEE-ahs) (born March 19, 1960 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian jazz pianist, arranger, vocalist and songwriter.  She is one of my favorite jazz pianists.  Her mother was a classical pianist who had a huge collection of jazz records.  When Eliane was a little girl she grew up listening to jazz music being played in her home.