An artwork loved

another original work of mine sold yesterday on the last day of the Derbyshire Artists Guild exhibition in Baslow (one of four regular dates throughout the year when I can be found exhibiting with my Guild colleagues).

“Destination Swing” was a special painting to me with personal memories, executed quickly in my “other” style – rapidly with broad brushstrokes and stylised to the point of abstraction. One of the few paintings I’ve been content with when I’ve finished it.

The inspiration for it came from watching the jazz band of the same name playing at my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding reception. So….sorry to see it go, but glad someone loved it enough to want it bought for Christmas! I watched as a young lad, late teens, having taken it in his hands and studied it carefully, persuaded his father to fork out for it for his Christmas present. He really, really wanted it so I know it’s gone to a good home. Proof perhaps that jazz is making a comeback with the youth of today!

Destination Swing