After getting married last December I felt the overwhelming love and kindness from people I had never met before. I was blown away at the efforts of some to share in our joy of starting the next chapter of our lives. So last month I took a break from some projects to do these to little(9"x12") oil sketches for some of my new family. The only way I know how to really say, "thank you." I put on Ken Burns Jazz series and listened to the amazing stories from the history of Jazz as I painted Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.