Monday, March 5, 2012

A Twelve Year Journey

Funkyland

For a few months in the winter/spring of 2000, I lived in the house my Grandfather built in Milwaukee. There in the basement, kept warm by a wood stove, I painted a portrait of jazz legend Curtis Counce. Fast-forward to 2011 - while living in Argentina, I sold the piece to a patron visiting from L.A. and agreed to deliver it when we moved back to the U.S. Today , in my art studio in L.A., 12 years after it's creation, I am putting a final varnish coat on it in preparation for delivery. When painting "Curtis" over a decade ago I never would have guessed the journey he and I would have to go on before we found his home.

Currently Listening To:
Song: Headlong Into The Abyss
Artist: We Are Augustines (official site)

Headlong Into the Abyss by We Are Augustines on Grooveshark

3 comments:

NotesFromAbroad said...

Which brings me to the quote that I no longer remember the source :

"You plan and you plan, then Life happens !"

Take care , enjoy your new home :)

Jimmy Danko said...

So true. And thank you! It's too bad we weren't able to meet up while we were in BA but good to see you guys still having a blast down there. Very cool.

argentina for you said...

wow
Very impressive painting
Successfully below!