The Trumpeter

The Trumpeter 9-19-13 lo-res

The Trumpeter

6″ x 6″ (15 x 15 cm) – oil on gessobord

The second painting for Buck County  6 x 6 show later this fall. Two down – one more to paint. I had fun with new textures I had to play with – leather, suede and velvet.

Being curious I Googled John McCormack and The Trumpeter and to my delight found a recording – from a vinyl – of John McCormack singing The Trumpeter in 1915 – 98 years ago. It is so good – it gives me goosebumps!

John McCormack sings The Trumpeter in 1915

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  1. barbtaub September 21, 2013

    So so so great! I love the painting and the song both.

  2. Carol King September 22, 2013

    my first thought…cool shoes. I like how you painted the velvet.

    • Alex Zonis September 26, 2013

      They are quite cool, aren’t they :D? I wish they were as comfortable as they are cute. I jazzed them up a little too, artistic license and all that! Thanks, Carol!

  3. Suzie Althens September 25, 2013

    So elegant, Alex! Wonderful textures.

    • Alex Zonis September 26, 2013

      It all started with the sketch pack, you know? 🙂
      Thanks, Suzie!

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