500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #278 – Dreamers 13-003

Dreamers 13-003 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… This was an off-shoot of the usual Dreamers collection. I decided to remove the instruments and leave the subject, wondering in his own dream. It turns out that this dreamer's focus was on what was missing from his hand, maybe the bigness … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #278 – Dreamers 13-003

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500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #277 – Dreamers 99-008

Dreamers 99-008 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… The only surviving piece in this series made for a specific musician. It was made for my a young lady who had great ambitions of being a famous jazz singer. The humble musician who loves to play and always seems a little … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #277 – Dreamers 99-008

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #276 – Dreamers 99-007

Dreamers 99-007 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… I’d like to say this was a spontaneous composition, except for the many sketches that led to it. It was meant to give the visual impression of which instrument held prominence in the music they played and ended showing us a possible … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #276 – Dreamers 99-007

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #275 – Dreamers 99-006

Dreamers 99-006 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… For me, the saxophone was more of an 80ies Pop instrument. Light and completely safe, in spite of the popular association to sexiness, I never got that from it. There must have been a time when this instrument denoted a sense of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #275 – Dreamers 99-006

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #274 – Dreamers 99-005

Dreamers 99-005 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… I think this one goes back to watch the early TerryToons with the great jazz soundtracks. In my view, they always had a dream-like quality to them. I know when I started watching live performances of jazz & blues, I couldn’t help … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #274 – Dreamers 99-005

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #273 – Dreamers 99-004

Dreamers 99-004 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… In one of my early drawing for this, I noted the title as “How Gene Held His Shoulders Hunched.” If you haven’t guessed, the Gene in question is Gene Krupa. There was a way he always moved that made the curve of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #273 – Dreamers 99-004

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #271 – Dreamers 13-002

Dreamers 13-002 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… Following closely on the feel of the Dreamers 13-001, I added a guilty pleasure. To me, this is borrowed from a scene in The Benny Goodman Story where Benny Goodman is walking the streets late at night and he becomes overwhelmed by … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #271 – Dreamers 13-002

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #270 – Dreamers 13-001

Dreamers 13-001 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… A jump into a new year deserves a new start. This is one of the newest compositions in this style. I had been listening to lots of folk music, which I somehow always associate with open-air fairs, and found the music of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #270 – Dreamers 13-001

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #269 – Dreamers 99-002

Dreamers 99-002 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… A friend gifted me a CD copy of Paganini’s 24 Caprices and while I loved the music, I wondered what I couldn’t focus on the music like I did with other classical compositions. Then I read the booklet that came with the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #269 – Dreamers 99-002

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #268 – Dreamers 99-001

Dreamers 99-001 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… One of the earliest in this series, some of my oldest patrons assumed this was an extension of my Hollow Men series. I cannot deny its influence on this composition, but the stronger influence was Miles Davis. I recall seeing live footage … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #268 – Dreamers 99-001