Wednesday

My Buddy George

I just finished this portrait of my friend George. George is one of the most fantastic drummers I've ever known and a hell of a guy to boot. He was a student of Jo Jones who was the longtime drummer for Count Basie. George is also a great dancer and was a member of the 400 club at the Savoy Ballroom before WWII.

Here's to you Georgie! I hope you like it.

9 comments:

  1. That's amazing, Paul. I especially love the height of it - and George's winning smile, of course :D

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  2. Wow, Philly Joe Jones???

    and your moms birds are fantastic!

    Cheers!

    verification:deal-is

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  3. It's a great portrait. I love your use of space.
    Love, Mom

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  4. This is amazing! It is just wonderful. I especialy like colors of this portrait :)

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  5. Coffee - Not quite. Jo Jones was the drummer for Basie. Philly Joe came later. Thanks for the comment!

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  6. Mom - Thanks! George says hi, by the way.

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  7. DOT - Thanks for that. I like the way the colors turned out too. I appreciate the comment!

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