I have always said that paintings all owe something to drawings. For me drawing is the optimum form of visual expression. But I also love colour and for me colours are acrylics and oils, as I am not too experienced with watercolours or pastels, although I have used them.
Since the moment I decided to be a “jazz” artist, I knew I had to incorporate something into my drawings which you ordinarily do not associate with paintings or art in general and that is “swing”, meaning rhythm. I follow the rules of art and for me, an additional set of rules are those that define Jazz as a musical genre, (America’s classical Music). Those rules are that there must be improvisation, that the performer is also the creator and that the music must have rhythm. (I know many forms of abstract Jazz have no rhythm…but they do, they just seem not to. If you listen to Ascension by John Coltrane, you will find a rhythmic structure but you must look and listen hard)…
So here are some of my more rhythmic drawings that I did from my days in Miami Beach…
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