Thursday, August 30, 2012
More Hyde St. Pier SF Folk Festival Paintings Part II
Last Saturday we went to the San Francisco Hyde Street Pier Annual Sea Music Festival. My husband comes from a long line of tall ship captains (great grandfather and grandfather and uncles) who sailed out of Nova Scotia. In his 20's he came across shanty songs in a book and became hooked. He sings very well and plays guitar so when ever this kind of music is on the horizon we go.
I drew and listened, sometimes drawing faster than usual as the music became more intense and spirited. The musicians on hand were all very talented and it was a joy to be there.
Since we have been going to Sea Shanty song fests for over 30 years we now see people there who we knew there 30 yrs ago. We are always surprised at how much they have aged. They must think the same of us. ;-) It was heartening to see lots of young blood among the musicians this year. Makes it a surety that this music will survive.
I had fun with this last page turning it around as I drew which sort of signifies the turning of the sounds in the room on the deck of the historical ship "The Eureka".
If you want to see the other three pages I drew there (we were there from 10 in the morning till 5 PM) go back to Monday's post! And photos can be seen on Wednesday's post.
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