Every year we donate one work to the Workhouse Arts Center’s Collector’s Showcase Gala. Oddly, I tend to put in my best work. Last year I put in a fun work that wasn’t my best. I had had the flu for over a week and simply was unable to finish a work for the night. I did win first runner up. It was very nice. This year, I’m putting in my favorite drawing. I am just wrapping up the final strokes and hope to have it matted and framed by the drop off on January 11th.
The Tuba Player is an abstract drawing of a tuba player. I begin this a while back, but have been adding bits of complexity to the background along the way. It’s not directly music, but it is musically related. You can see the curve of the bended knee of our musician as well as the fine extension of the Tuba itself. I will be sad to see it go, however proud that it’s up for a possible consideration from this year’s judge. Some luckily person will be able to take home, by simply buying a ticket to the Gala on February 27th.
Tonight I’m making my art plans for the year. Need to begin the real work on my jazz commission. January is always a great month to get set up to artistically run 🙂