I had the nice surprise yesterday evening to be contacted by Bruce from New Orleans, he had found my last post with the painting of the trombone lying on a chair, He sent me following mail:
I posted your article on today’s Ladder (down toward the bottom of the post with the Music).
We would really be honored to Hang your painting there as well? Your permission and Aw’Dat?
I used to live around the corner and hung out on Frenchman all the time before the Flood.
Here is where we have placed another fan’s work:
~Route 66 from my living room window by Polly Jackson
We are a daily Nola blog and clock around 250 hits/day.
Let us know, if not that’s of course cool too. Folks can just go check it out anyway on the post!
Due to the cheerful sound of the words, especially the “AwDat” I felt at once transported back to New Orleans, and felt a deep nostalgia for that place. We definitely have to go back there, and we are already speaking of October perhaps, if nothing is in the way…
Anyway, I sent him back the following mail
nice to meet you! I am very glad to hear from somebody from New Orleans, I am back in Spain now and missing your town, the people and the music quite a lot (although Spain is great too!).
Thanks for posting the link to my blog, and yes, of course you can hang the painting there. I have just finished 2 paintings of The Jazz Vipers in The Spotted Cat, let me know if you want to see them and post them in your blog another time.
Be sure that I will regularly visit your blog, this will surely help to keep the great memories alive.
Take care “
So, if you want to see my painting in the New Orleans Ladder and read some good words, “Yay Here!”
Here they are, my first two paintings of musicians in New Orleans. Both belonging to the Band The Jazz Vipers, whom we saw in our very first night in New Orleans, in The Spotted Cat, on Monday the 1st of February 2010. It was for me the first time that I attended some jazz live, and I simply loved it. It was a real delight to my ears, the playing as well as the singing, and to my eyes as a painter. These guys look really great on stage, and their connection to their instruments looks really symbiotic.. If he happens to read this, I send a particular hello to Jack Fine, the trumpeter, with whom I had the delight to speak French. And I hope with all my heart that we will meet again there, one day… perhaps in October this year?
I have also merged the two paintings to have all Jazz Vipers together, I’ll publish it next time.