Sunday, January 30, 2011

monk...

Paint on wings
The start of tomorrow & jazz
Monk
Spinning
Waving to a distant whistle
Far
Down the track you look back
&
See
Wings painted
On
His
Heart

bird...

A small poem
Listening to Parker's Mood
In a mood
For
Walks & coconut cream pie
The simple life
Jazz & Bird & strings
Birds
Angels at the el
We're glad
- -
There is

figure out april...


figure out April

before the snow leaves the trees;

before March & now


a haiku by janel sinclaire...


A snow covered lawn
the artist's heart quickens
as three black crows pose

Friday, January 28, 2011

acrylic paints on a wobbly table...

Rows of windows looking at the sea
Wings in the Van Gogh snow
Acrylic paints on a wobbly table
Watching the dancers
The sea's
White ribbons reach & walk
Over ebbs & stone & storm
Across dune fences leaning on a wind
Drifting the snow & blowing good music

Rows of windows looking at the sea
Acrylic paints on a wobbly table
Here

Thursday, January 27, 2011

in a basquiat mood acrylic...


Monday, January 24, 2011

my basquiat painting...

poetry painting & sketching
a way
of being there
things i can do
i will put a little more paint on the canvas
in a minute
oh the sun is up & it is very very cold
oh!
&
sketch on a cloth napkin
my basquiat painting is inspired by his of warhol & he
- -
jazz!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

jean-michel basquiat (december 22, 1960 - august 12, 1988)...



Petrol Pluto
crowns & halos -
Angels dance

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jack Stevens (September 25, 1940 - January 18, 2003)...


Jack knew everything about the saxophone and jazz and he was my friend. I miss him.

JFK quote...

"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or watch it - we are going back from whence we came."
-John F. Kennedy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

cezanne's 172nd birthday...


Jean's hommage to Cezanne.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

something for a snowy morning...

Something for a snowy morning
A short poem
To
Light the stove
Boil the tea water
&
L
I
S
T
E
N
For a whistle
A far off whistle
&
Travel

Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)...



He promised poetry
In
January
&
In
April
He promised it again

Sunday, January 16, 2011

paths...

Paths
A starway
A highway
The grass blowing in the headlights out to the road
Wide
Seas
Rivers
Routes
& long journeys
Over meadows lakes & mountaintops
- -
Home

Saturday, January 15, 2011

in the winter sun...

In the winter sun -
Peter Lewy plays
J
I
M
I
H
E
N
D
R
I
X

Friday, January 14, 2011

cole porter blue...


Thursday, January 13, 2011

sketchbook's done!...

Neon jazz
The
Sketchbook's
Done!
That's a song
T
O
N
I
G
H
T

snow day...

Snow day
Last night near dusk
&
Dark
A fine snow still falling
Slightly slanted it was
For
A
While
Lit the back porch light lit the front walk lamp
&
Hailed a plow

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

the winter fly (cont.)...

The winter fly
is
shoveling

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

big storm coming...

Big storm coming -
I suspect
the winter fly will be shoveling


note: my continuing winter fly tribute to Jack Kerouac

Monday, January 10, 2011

big canvas almost done van goghs of jazz acrylic...


big canvas almost done abate acrylic...


big canvas almost done monk acrylic...


big canvas almost done van gogh acrylic...


the winter fly...

The winter fly
has drowned
in my paint rinse bucket

big canvas update 3...


Sunday, January 9, 2011

in progress - still...


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

redux jean d hat acrylic...


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

with all perfect things...

A short poem
With brush & color
In time with the music
&
The Sun Rising beside the streetlight outside my door
&
The cat watching cars out the window now
&
&
The far train whistle gone by a while ago
Painting this poem
With all perfect things


"Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting." - -Ralph Waldo Emerson

getz...


r. gamborini...


t.g. ...


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

d. brubeck...


Monday, January 3, 2011

pitcher / window...


porcelain pitcher...

The porcelain pitcher in front of the window
Flowers or butterflies?
Ear shape handle
Blue
Or birds?
A perfect flight
Across the handmade table

Sunday, January 2, 2011

big canvas...


the big canvas...

I look at the big canvas leaned against the fireplace
I wonder
Is there a Dave Brubeck smile on it?
I look at the big canvas
2 smaller ones leaned against
A new antique white picture frame leaned against
It
2 finished 11X14 portraits leaned against
It
Jazz portraits Greg & Mac
I wonder
Looking at the big canvas
Is there a Duke Ellington smile on it?
Poetry?
Shadows of a bullfight crowd?
Colors?
Peaches?
Cream?

2 non-recycle plastic bags of acrylic paints
&
A non-recycle plastic bag of housepainter's brushes
On the hearth
&
A witch's ball there
Too
To stave off the wolves
Of writer's block
Of painter's block
Of new kids on the block

I must put the big canvas in the backseat of the boat now
&
Beat
Against the wind
(Is there a Chet Baker smile on it?)
(Clifford Brown's trumpet?)
(Anita O'Day Carmen McRae?)
To Boot Cove

Saturday, January 1, 2011

1st poem en blog...

1st poem en blog
W/music
&
15 candles
Filled
Colors
Peaches
Cream
Smells
The Vanilla
1st Night & the
Pudding
Cake
&
I see
A
Bright
Sun
W/cellos in the snow
Legato

3rd poem a haiku...

3rd poem a haiku -
Crisscrossed branches
sun shadowed in the snow

2nd poem a haiku...

2nd poem a haiku -
No far train whistle
Holiday schedule