Thursday, January 20, 2011


I was walking in downtown Long Beach one evening when I heard blues coming from a bar.  I stopped, listened, hesitated, then started walking away until a young woman whom I recognized from the conference I was attending, asked me to join her group. I did a few sketches of the blues band in the dingy bar. I ended up staying until midnight.  This is a painting from that bar.  "Long Beach blues", gouache 9"x12".