Day 27: Sax Serenade

Something different today.  I needed to take a little break from the animals, but we are still making music!

Sax Serenade 8" x 8" watercolor on board by Pam Schoessow

Sax Serenade 8″ x 8″ watercolor on board by Pam Schoessow


Day 11: Spot Plays the Guiro

He likes at add a little Latin flair!

He likes at add a little Latin flair!

Don’t know what a guiro is?  This is what Wikipedia says:  The güiro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡwiɾo]) is a Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a stick or tines along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound.

Guiros made for children are usually made of wood and are painted with red and green.  Kids sometimes refer to it as the “fish”.

I couldn’t resist making a small collage of my Making Music series.  I will make one at the end of this challenge with all 30 paintings, but here is a sneak peak.  I made this collage in Ipiccy.

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Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days: Day 1 — Cool Cat

I’ve decided the theme for my 30 days will be MAKING MUSIC.

I play saxophone, so I had to start with this one.  He definitely IS one COOL CAT!

Cool Cat350by Pam Schoessow

Day 17: Glorious Sax

You may not know I’m a sax player.  I played in various jazz bands all through high school and college.  Playing the sax took me all across the US, Canada and even Romania and Bulgaria.  I played my sax at a resort on the Black Sea.  I even played in a back up band for jazz great, Dizzy Gillespie at my local community college.  I’m certainly not any where near a professional, but I had lots of good times with my sax.  Unfortunately, I don’t play much any more.

Glorious Sax

This little painting gave me way too much grief today!   For some reason, my materials just seemed to be working against me.  And it took way too long when I needed to be at my quilting machine.  It came out sloppier than I intended.  Well, there’s always tomorrow!

Watercolor on 300 lb hot pressed paper    8″x 10″