Winter Wall Decor, “The Hot Club”
This series of pencil sketches on paper came about in the late 80s as I recall. Each is an attempt by the artist, that would be me, to pay tribute to some aspect of life in the physical plane….in Providence, Rhode Island, I thought noteworthy. This is one from that series of drawings. Another aspect of this image’s creation lies in the memory now that this building, once an old industrial site on the waterfront in Upper Narragansett Bay, had lain derelict for years before a close friend decided to take this on…and so he and his buddies resurrected the building and turned it into what became, arguably, the “coolest bar,” in Providence at the time. What a lot of fun it was.
Below is a scanned image of the original pencil sketch, done at 6″ square, on paper. At the time, the Pixel was making itself known in the creation of electronic images…and so I took it as a challenge to impart some quality of the pixel into the sketches of the time, hence the grid of grays in the background, my homage, to the pixel– one of many over the years.
Have you ever purchased a graphic print? Maybe this year, instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. These are all done using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit this site again here in the New Year 2021. I will make every effort to complete your order in a timely manner, despite COVID-related production “issues.”
Check out two unusual features on my art site: The first– WALL Preview, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above.
Secondly, the Live Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff.
This is my “business advice,” for the week: The Vision is important…but without follow-up, nothing happens. In this case, the Hot Club came into being only because of the vision…and follow-up by a guy completely committed to its success. He didn’t ‘talk about it.’ He didn’t ‘share his feelings.’ He didn’t ‘seek consensus.’ He didn’t rush impetuously into the undertaking. He put his dedicated team together…and moved into it, completely. He took his time, but did it zealously. And the whole undertaking was a smashing success.
Here is another blog post from my art site…