Andante

One of my first acrylic’s paintings was painted well before I could draw figures and shapes. It was after I started listening more to classic music, so I had to have my own orchestra! Every time I stand and face this painting, I pretend conducting the music, they response and play the best sound one can listen too. They always make me laugh, hope they will do the same to you. I only wonder where they are doing their hair and by whom?

Andante

Nolias 11

Few Weeks ago I visited Mama Nolia’s gallery whom I was introduced too by Zoe my friend. I enjoyed a meal in her great restaurant with superb, Malay cuisine followed  by a show at her Jazz club listening to the amazing voice of her daughter Zoe Devlin accompanied by Ronnie Scott’s in house band. A night to remember and well recommended by me enjoying a great friendly family. I managed to sketch the band the next day from my memory with the special guest ‘mama Nolia’ herself. Zoe, I can now understand where your great voice is coming from…

Mama Nolia

Mama Nolia celebrating her birthday today and I painted this special painting for her… again it is all based on memory from that special night… I’ll need to paint one live on site or take some photos, as my memory not always that good now a day.. As I would like to paint it again, based on the special performance of the evening with great atmosphere that you never forget. Happy Birthday Mama Nolia.

Happy Birthday Mama Nolia

Painting to Music

This morning we had a great session in my ‘SAC’ as we all were painting to music. I have chosen Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings as one of my favourite. You should have seen at the end of the session, the great varied paintings people painted, each to their favourite music. I enjoy all sort of music even though I listen to Classical music most days. Adagio for Strings always remind me the documentary we had here in the tribute for 9/11. For me it was a very sad day in our history when so many people lost their life. I often ask myself what is it all about, can’t we just respect and love each other. My painting is one of the pictures that I think will always remain in my mind of that day for great heroes…

Adagio for Strings