Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Blues?



















Stream of haikus- or of something-

I don't gotta right
I try not to sing the blues
Lucky me and you

Snowy orange grove
Recall this old town blues bar
Was told it's long gone

(The orange and blue
Opposites or compliments?
5 more syllables)

13 Comments:

Blogger L. A. Stern said...

This looks like a blues club I've been to in Kansas...

The light is wonderful and the red neon and the blue shirt really pop against the muted colors you've used. What is the medium?

8:35 PM  
Blogger flora said...

I really love the mood in this illustration!

12:02 AM  
Blogger Laurel Neustadter said...

I love the mood you have created. That little bit of blue shirt invokes a sense of isolation. Well done. Reminds me of Hopper's work.

6:17 AM  
Blogger steve said...

Love the subtle hint of blue in the man's shirt to the left Andy. My jaw has officially dropped.

7:06 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Your paintings always bring me in. I can smell the stale beer and hear the creak of the wooden floor as I step inside. Makes me want to stay a while. Thanks, Andy.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Kayleen West. said...

Very nice painting.
Worth the time you put in.

3:38 PM  
Blogger neilornstein said...

I know that bar, Stinking of smoke, Except the john which stinks of beer and piss. A man could go mad there.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

A very cool image! I love the colors you chose.

7:52 PM  
Blogger get zapped said...

Very interesting illo. I dig the work with complimentary colors. You really captured that empty feeling of the blues and I can't get over the lighting.

Peace.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

you can hear the steps on the floor as someone is rounding the corner.... and the low hum of a fan somewhere..... as the bartender shuffles the bottles....

Yeah... I feel those blues..... (at least in this illustration!)

6:14 PM  
Blogger luisa brehm said...

i can hear music here, Andy !!!
some loneliness too ....
love all the mood you created ...
don't ask why but i don't feel the blues today ;-)))))))
happyyyyy october !!!
hugsssssssssssssss

7:34 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I'm in that little dark corner under the table.
My favorite of yours I think.

11:32 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Thanks mucho everyone- wish you all could join me for a beer or soda or whatever you're having- see some of you may be here already and/or know the place well!
Hope you all have a bright (orange?) rest of the week- and weekend.

2:57 PM  

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