RIP | Nov 16, 2018
Roy Hargrove (1969-2018).
Jazz trumpeter and composer, and with a beautiful sound on his flugelhorn. Such a shame, he was only 49 years old.
My portrait in water color and pen on paper, size 25x36 cm (10x14").
This one is for Jonas Kullhammar.
Nov 12, 2018
Somewhere down the fantasy coast, at a place where the Ministry of Culture doesn't have to approve how you build and paint your houses.
Water color and pen and ink, size 25x36 cm (10x14").
Hydra | Nov 3, 2018 |
From memory, my take on Mr. Koukoudakis' grocery store, on the street leading down to the port. Today the shop is run by the family and still a beautiful place but more modern. I remember we bought our first lemon tree here, twenty years ago. Koukoudakis delivered it on his boat from the mainland.
Watercolor, pen and ink on heavy 600g paper. Size 29x38 cm (11.5x15 ")
Oct 30, 2018
Yesterday we had snow here outside Stockholm. It's all melting now and we get the lovely brown mudlike feeling.
Here's a watercolor with some different colors.
Watercolor, ink and pen
Size 19x28 cm (7,5x11")
Oct 23, 2018
Happy Birthday Bengt Kirschon, 60 years young today! Playing his guitar in the Swedish band Madhouse.
He's also an ordinary member of the legendary poker dice club John Wesley Hardin Memorial Club.
Hydra | Oct 20, 2018
One more somewhat abstract painting I did on Hydra last month, with some Greek colors. And the man walking to the ferry with his suitcase. Why didn't he let a donkey carry the heavy suitcase?
Watercolor, ink, pen, collage
27x35 cm (11x14")
Pig Ear Press | Oct 16, 2018
Pig Ear Press, which produced my last book "Glenn Gould Never Came to Nice" has now started work in earnest on my next book. 40-plus poems printed Letterpress using handset type in the workshop of Pete Lally on the island of Gozo, Malta. His progress can be followed here:
"On a Slow Boat to Piraeus" will include poems about jazz and donkeys and life on a small Greek island, all seen through the eyes of a retired beancounter...
Stampsheet | Oct 8, 2018 |
A mailart stampsheet with my painting of Henry Miller and the poet Katsimbalis visiting the painter Ghikas on Hydra in 1939.
I made this painting after reading Henry Miller's wonderful book "The Colossus of Maroussi", where he tells about this visit to Greece. Henry Miller's best book, I think.
This stampsheet was sent out to my mailart circles but I have a few left.
Sep 29, 2018
Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount (1914 – 1993), jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet.
Size of painting 18x25 cm (7x10")
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.
Watercolor, ink, pen, collage, mixed media
27x35 cm (11x14")