Poetry and artwork - Henry Denander

Hydra abstract

Sep 25, 2018

Just back from two really wonderful weeks on a small Greek island, took a break from my jazz portraits and made some abstracts, I don't have a title for this and maybe the 8 is actually an eternity sign.

"Standing Eternity"
Watercolor, ink, pen, collage, mixed media
27x35 cm (11x14")

Standing Eternity

Pharoah Sanders

Sep 17, 2018

Here's a new watercolor painting of Pharoah Sanders, the great tenor saxophonist from Little Rock, Arkansas. Saxophonist Ornette Coleman once described him as "probably the best tenor player in the world". 

Size of painting 18x25 cm (7x10").

New poem

File under Jazz | Sep 12, 2018


Nat Birchall

His name was new to me but I bought his latest album after 
reading a good review. 

Read the whole poem here



Sam Rivers

Aug 28, 2018

Here a new watercolor painting of Sam Rivers, one of my true favorite reed players. Listen to his trio albums or one of his wonderful duo albums with Dave Holland. 

Size of painting 18x25 cm (7x10").


Collage | Aug 21, 2018

Never been much of a fan of the actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Many people like him though, maybe overacting is the new thing...

Anyway, I made a collage based on him, I call it "Cumberass". 

Miles in ballpoint pen

Aug 17, 2018

Old ballpoint pen sketch of Miles Davis.