donderdag 15 oktober 2015

'Have You Ever Had It Blue?' A Witty Art tribute to The Blues

'Did You Ever Have It Blue?' was created, rather unintentionally, as a tribute to that feeling of feeling down and out, a feeling more commonly known as 'The Blues'. And I can fairly say that when I created this particular series of drawings, I experienced a MAJOR case of having the blues. 

So, what does Miss Witty do when she's feeling blue? She literally brings on the blues and starts listening to those blue notes that might bring you down a bit more, but definitely will lift your spirits back up again. Even if you have to serve some kind of other spirit to help you through it!

The music of great blues legends like B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Bobby Womack and more. And ofcourse, Mr. Bobby 'Blue' Bland, whose epic 'Ain't No Love (In The Heart Of The City)' helped me through a couple of very dark and dreary days.

The series' title was inspired by the song with the same name, performed and recorded by 80's band The Style Council, who were heavily influenced by old fifties and sixties jazz/rhythym & blues (and even some bossa nova swing) and are still among my all time favourites today, too.

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