Sunday, July 27, 2014

Want to see cutting edge mobile digital art and learn about it? Check out the mDACsummit. Come to the opening Fri. Aug. 1, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

I feel thrilled and honored to have pieces in two different categories: This Selfie, in the new category, Layer-O-Magic will be displayed on screens.

My iPadJAZZart painting of Ben Williams at Dizzy's Den at the Monterey Jazz Festival will be shown as a fine art print.

The Mobile Art & Creativity Summit has grown both in size and scope this year. It takes place over the whole weekend, and includes workshops and seminars. It has an impressive number of sponsors.

Check it out! I will be painting on my iPad during the opening - I would love to see you!
It takes place at the venerable Pacific Art League in Palo Alto - now remodeled and extended.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hugged by Jenny Scheiman

The fact that she thought I was someone else did not diminish the sweetness of the moment. She approached me from the back and I did not see her until she was right by me, just beaming, and then realizing her mistake she smiled gracefully and moved away. Now I wonder who I look like from the back? 

It was a great evening of music at our intimate Arcata Playhouse.
It was also a celebration of Jenny Scheinman's return to the North Coast. She grew up in Humboldt County, but has lived in Brooklyn for  several years. With her husband and kids, she recently moved to Arcata. She was surrounded by family and friends. We are all hoping this means more opportunities to see her. 

I was amused and also deeply moved by her song The Littlest Prisoner, that she performed the night of the hug. And I am looking forward to her new record by the same name - coming out soon.
Here it is on YouTube. Performed with Robbie Fulks (also with her at the Arcata Playhouse) on guitar.

In this painting a pregnant Jenny Scheinman is sitting in with the Honey Ear Trio, consisting of Allison Miller, Rene Hart, and Erik Lawrence. This was great evening of jazz at the Arcata Playhouse. I painted this piece live during the performance on my iPad using the ArtStudio app. The Little prisoner was added later ;)

  Another live iPad painting at the Arcata Playhouse. Jenny Scheinman, violin, Todd Sickafoose, bass, and Allison Miller, drums.

As the sun is setting over Arcata Bay, I am working on this jazz blog while listening to Jenny Scheiman's last record Mischief and Mayhem. It makes me happy!

Soon she will be touring as the solo opening act with Ani Di Franco starting on the 19th of Feb. They will be here in Arcata, at the Van Duzer Theater at Humboldt State University, on March 2. I'll be there!