The Blues

There once was a drinking establishment at Dundas and Clarence that featured a lot of blues music on their stage. I painted two large canvases for their windows to advertise the fact. Here are three sketches I made in preparation.


Sketch for a Mural I by Barry Trower (1991).
Sketch for a Mural I by Barry Trower (1991).

There’s a rockin’ little trio under the spotlight tonight.


Sketch for a Mural II by Barry Trower (1991).
Sketch for a Mural II by Barry Trower (1991).

Here we’re onstage with the band, with the patrons and the bar in the background.


Sketch for a Mural III by Barry Trower (1991).
Sketch for a Mural III by Barry Trower (1991).

This last design was not chosen for the project, but I like the way the two figures frame the sketchy scene of a city street at night.


The blues club closed its doors long ago, the musical acts replaced by strippers, and that, my friends, has got me singin’ the blues…

Barry

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