Thursday, August 18, 2011

Best Gig in Town





On Wednesday nights I host a "Jazz 'n Sketch" event at a local tavern. I hire a model to pose so that the artists have a choice of sketching either her or the band. My husband, a jazz musician, invites the top world class players from NYC. This results in what is undoubtedly is the best gig in town. Is there anything more delightful than sketching, sipping wine, while immersed in 360 degrees of an improvisational swinging symphony?
Pencil sketches
11x14"

6 comments:

Jerry Stocks said...

Nothing better and your sketches are great. Can't wait to receive my package from you.

Tonya Bates said...

Hi Patti, What a fantastic idea! It sounds like so much fun! I want to come when I'm back in the City in the Fall. I'll be in touch then. . . Best, Tonya

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks Gals - Jerry your stuff is packaged up, just gotta get it to the post office now ...

Tonya - yes - you gotta come to this, its big fun!

Nancy Colella said...

I can't think of anything more fun or motivating! Wish you were closer! LOVE these sketches! What a very cool idea!

Angie said...

Wish I could go! sounds like a real cool time. Your sense of volume is amazing and you capture it with so few lines, awsome.

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks Angie - yes, its a real challenge to sketch moving musicians, and great exercise for working really fast. Maybe you could start a jazz n sketch event in Paris!