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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

#144 "David's Main Squeeze", oil, 16" x 20"

Djangofest is coming to Langley, and there will be an art show as well. The call went out for music related paintings. Coincidentally, the man who bought the condo below us is a musician. Along with organ and piano, he plays accordian. He practices sometimes in the yard below us and our evening meals are accompanied by music floating up to our deck. I asked if he would pose for a painting.....and he happily obliged. Of course he played as I snapped photos. All the neighbors came out to enjoy the concert. It is customary for accordian players to wear striped shirts. I love the stripes with the keys, and of course the red beret set it all off. I like the joyful feeling in this painting. The Ray for the Day (or is it Month?) is "David's Main Squeeze".