Wednesday, October 29, 2014


martha wainwright sketch...

boots mussulli (1915-1967)...

Monday, October 27, 2014

in a matisse mood pencil and eraser painting...

martha wainwright acrylic...

"You know people always ask me how I describe my music.  First of all I tell them that's their job and then that also one day I hope to have things referred to as Martha Wainwright-esque."

Sunday, October 26, 2014

mike renzi plays 'misty' for betty...

richard blanco inaugural poet...

this night in fall...

The bay
This night in fall
The rosas still and dying
No great sky like the one over the Hudson
A few days ago
This night in fall a red red line over the bay
On the horizon

image sketched finished...

the calm morning...

The calm morning
Like ago
A wind firing across the bay
In the middle of winter
In the middle of the night

And the world was all right
For now

Friday, October 24, 2014

image sketched...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

painting and poetic have left...

Painting and Poetic have left
Like the sunflower as tall as a tree
Is going to

It is October
After September

Sunday, October 19, 2014

in the morning the house...

In the morning the house
After the rain last night
The light blue sky over it
And red streaks
A bay still asleep
And a towering sunflower
Like a tree
There on the corner
Of the hill
Of the meadow
Of the sea

Just waiting for April

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1957 (the poem)...

Jacket, tie, tux
Oh bow tie solid satin
Boats buoys
Cats and a 17 foot Herreshoff
Bars and Heights
Tennis and time
Mahalia Jackson Gerry Mulligan
  George Shearing
Tennis and time summertime
Jazz the
Summer of '51 Stan Kenton
Gone With the Wind, like that Kenton band
And that summer of '51

Monday, October 13, 2014

redux 1957...

portrait quixotic...

the hills and halos...

Soft swing

Violins, a piano, keys and notes
Just one of those things...

Peggy Lee! Peggy Lee!

Dark drives under the moon over
  the hills and halos

Long roads in the pages of old books

And a trumpet sings soft

Harry Edison! Harry Edison!


harry 'sweets' edison (1915-1999)...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

the art of kimberly ashby, photograph and poem...

matisse red and gold
the bay
what I know
is the ocean
can empty itself
dreaming in picasso blue
she is home

Saturday, October 11, 2014

me and my sidekick jack...

Friday, October 10, 2014

not finished...

kat gang...

yusef lateef...


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

do gulls sing...

I see a gull atop the movie house
Astride the peak
Talking, observing
Maybe singing I think
Do gulls sing

It is morning again

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

a small picture reaching...

Monday, October 6, 2014

red rodney (1927-1994) in case of fire...

line for the stars...

Line For Lyons
Gerry Mulligan wrote
This morning
Line For The Stars
I wrote
At 4
A magnificent black sky in the North
At 4
Line For The Stars

*Gerry Mulligan wrote Line For Lyons for Jimmy Lyons west coast DJ and co-founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

the night and april and spring...

The winter and spring and April
Every morning
I do not know anymore
They will be
The night and April and spring

I used to

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

didn't paint...