Artist's Blog 2012
Scroll down the page to see pages from my sketchbook and works currently on my drawing board. Most recent drawings are at the bottom of the page. All concert drawings are completed during the time of the performance. Original Drawings and Prints are now available for purchase- contact me for details: email@example.com
Yesterday, I spotted this view from where I was sitting having coffee at the Hancock Plaza in downtown Chicago and I had to draw.
Today was one of those days when it all came together- the music, the drawing and- even the weather which affected the light in the concert hall as clouds rolled over the dome changing the light levels as pianist Bryan Wagorn played Byrd, Purcell, Field and Ravel. It was an amazing effect that seemed choreographed with the varied moods of the music.
This is the sixth drawing in my fifth book of drawings done during concerts in various locations in Chicago, Milwaukee and other places in my travels in the U.S. and Europe. I've recently begun drawing in colored inks just to add a new dimension to these works and to keep my own inspiration and approach fresh. I've found that drawing while listening to live music adds immensely to my appreciation of the music and hopefully inspires my drawing as well. Today's presentation at the Chicago Cultural Center featured Chicago's Formosa Quartet playing an awesome concert of Franz Schubert's "Death and the Maiden".
Pianist Naomi Kudo played colorful renditions of Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Bartok today at Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center.
The Chicago Chamber Musicians blew me away today with an amazing performance of composer Astor Piazzolla's "Cuatro Estaciones Portenas". I don't know if it was the music or my mood or both, but I was really inspired and created the best drawing I've done in a while at Preston Bradley Hall. The three amazing musicians were good enough to sign the drawing for me.
Pianist Soyeon Lee got raves from an enthralled audience at Preston Bradley Hall for her renditions of Bartok, Albeniz and Liszt on Wednesday.
Spanish pianist Josu de Solaun wowed the audience at Preston Bradley Hall this week with works by Schuman.