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Papa Chubby Plays the Blues
12x16" matted and framed

This watercolor is from a sketch I did during
one of this great blues singer's
performances at Chan's Jazz Club in
Woonsockett, Rhode Island. It does what
watercolor at its best can do best--
spontaneous brilliant color and accidents
turned into art-- a lot like jazz and blues. I
don't go to Chan's often enough, but when I
do, I'm never disappointed. I always return
with a sketchbook full of inspirations for
paintings. And by the way, John Chan, the
owner of Chan's, besides offering good food
and wonderful music, fills his club with
original artwork too. Not only that, besides
being a collector, he is an artist himself. You
can see John's artwork as well as work of
many other painters festooning the walls of
his club-restaurant.
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