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Hands of a Blues Guitarist by Emmett Williams pictured above (SOLD).
Blues Show 2018 is happening at Oak Hall’s Cofrin Gallery. Live Blues featuring the legendary Willie Green will play live at the event as well as being honored for his contributions to blues music. The musician is a blues guitarist and harmonica player.
Crowded figures play notes in a claustrophobic space, colors stream around them and notes pile into the air they breathe called Jazz. Melodic phrases, and saxy falling notes growl through their horns for the audience to hear. The friendly war of horns, piano and upright bass filling up the whole damned place.
Original Oil on canvas painting of a Bass Player. I sketched a quick study of a bass player during a Festival of Lights event, at the Kress Building in Greensboro North Carolina. I went back to my studio and painted this in about an hour as my paint froze in my brushes. I had no heat. So I had to be quick about it while I still had the concept for it fresh in my mind. The frigidness forced me to focus more clearly. Nothing more or less than what was needed to capture the image. In ideal conditions it wouldn’t take much to overthink a layout and use more colors than is necessary. Simple, Spartan design works best most of the time. Deceptively simple I would say. It has appeared in North Carolina newspapers, that covered my studios from 2003-2008. Also exhibited in numerous galleries in the area, finally exhibited at The Greenville Museum of Art March 2008. The Hippodrome in Gainesville, Florida (Solo Exhibition-Visual Sound III: The Art of Jazz in America) Solo Exhibition-Vam York Theatre, and Oak Hall/Cofrin Gallery.
Original painting on leather PapaMamaBaba © Emmett Williams.