Some of you may know the Jim Cullum Jazz Band from National Public Radio. It broadcasts from the Riverwalk here in San Antonio. I was walking with Karen after work the other night and took some photos of these fellows as we passed by and painted them today. The sax player is the one I painted with the blue hat a couple of weeks ago from a different photo.
This is an oil on gessobord, 6" x 6". While I was painting it, I got to have several magical conversations with people who walked in the gallery. The woman of one couple may be a distant cousin of mine- her mother's maiden name was Carlin and hailed from the same part of the country my Carlins are from. I had several other coincidental connections with them, too.
I love my work! (You've probably figured that out already, right?)
by Susan Carlin on 5/20/2008