Blue Trane

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A nod to Coltrane’s piece ‘Blue Train’ as inspiration for this piece. Lots of heavy paint and much agonizing over the colours used, but, in the end, I’m very happy with this painting.

16×20 acrylic on birch panel

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7 Responses to Blue Trane

  1. I wasn’t a fan of the orange in the beginning, but now it’s evident that you made the absolutely perfect choice. It’s an amazing piece, Tony. You did Coltrane proud.

    • masqua says:

      Thanks. I went through a number of arrangements before finally settling on the two main complimentary hues… light reds and blues. It doesn’t show in the photograph as much as it should, but there are varying values to both colours.

  2. Susan Feniak says:

    My husband enjoys listening to John Coltrane. I will be sure to share this with him.

  3. Paula says:

    I love jazz and I love your paintings! I’ve been hunting through your blog to read about how you’re creating them. In the photographs they look like there are raised parts, rather than all one flat layer of paint. Is this so? I’m fascinated. I am just starting in art and painting and there’s so much I don’t know. Is there a post on your blog that describes your process?

    • masqua says:

      I do enjoy layering the paint so that certain areas are raised. I also love to sand paint down so that edges blur and different undercoats re-emerge. In Blue Trane, both methods can be seen fairly well.

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