Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Saturday Jam

Saturday Jam by David R. Darrow 12" x 9" (30.48cm x 22.86cm)
Oil on Panel SOLD Collection of Fred Hagan
Encinitas, CA – USA

About This Painting

One Sunday morning last year, I took my paint kit to downtown Carlsbad, CA near where I live, looking for a place to set up, and, more importantly, for something interesting to paint. As with any weekend in Carlsbad when the weather is nice, there were people everywhere, shopping, site-seeing, nibbling and playing.

I heard music coming from the area of the corner fountain at State and Grand, where the Carlsbad Train Depot sits.

I decided to set up over there and paint the fountain or something, because this guy was good, and it would be nice to just listen to live guitar music while I painted.

Then it hit me: Paint this guy who was playing guitar!

This was an interesting challenge, because, obviously he didn't sit still. It kept the painting loose and expressive, and forced me to get the whole thing done in one sitting.

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Loni said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

I've got this picture on my wall at work here at the San Diego Reader.

David R. Darrow said...

Glad it's being enjoyed!