Poetry and artwork - Henry Denander

I Feel Fine

Nov 24, 2021 | Comments: 1

This was the first record I bought, the EP I Feel Fine with The Beatles. I bought it at Brink's Musik in Eskilstuna. The single was released in 1964 and maybe it was early in 1965 that I bought the EP, I was 12 years old.

On the backside was She's A Woman and the EP had two more songs, It Won't Be Long and Baby It's You

Watercolor painting, 2021.

John Coltrane album covers

mailart | Nov 8, 2021 | Comments: 1

I've been working on a stampsheet of alternate takes of Coltrane album covers. Did I say I'm retired and have plenty of free time?

Here two of the stamps.

Fred Anderson

Oct 11, 2021 | Comments: 1

Fred Anderson (1929 – 2010), a favorite tenor saxophone player, based in Chicago.

Here my two old takes, in watercolor and ink.

Beatles For Sale

Sep 6, 2021

One more watercolor sketch of a Beatles album. Beatles For Sale was their fourth studio album, released in the UK late in 1964.

I was 12 years old and I thought this album was fantastic. When I listen to it now, it's still great but maybe not their very best.

But don't let me dig into that: I Don't Want to Spoil the Party. 

Ghikas collage

Aug 24, 2021 | Comments: 2

A collage I made incorporating my portraits of a young and old Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas and his house in the hills of Kamini on Hydra Island. Also Henry Miller, who visited there in 1939 together with the poet Katsimbalis. The donkeys now use the ruins as their resting grounds. Greek artist Ghikas (1906 - 1994) had an international reputation as part of the cubist movement.

A Hard Day's Night

Aug 9, 2021

I painted more than twelve of The Beatles' album covers and here's my take on one of them. I remember when this album came out and how much I loved it. The intro to "Anytime At All", John Lennon's voice! WOW! I never thought that The Beatles could surpass this album.

I should have known better!