Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Don Van Vliet


I learned of Don Van Vliet through my interest in Frank Zappa's music. Don, also known as Captain Beefheart, grew up with Frank and ended up recording and touring with him. Don separated with Frank and continued his musical career as Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. In the '80s he gave up music to concentrate on his painting where he made a successful career as an artist. Don died on December 17, 2010. He will be missed.
Created with India ink, watercolor, colored ink, collage and gesso.

5 comments:

Alex said...

Cool sketch David, and it's a very nice tribute. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sandra said...

Great perspective and I agree, a nice tribute.

Peachtreeart said...

Great history lesson...I've listened to Frank Z but wasn't aware of Don Van Vliet. Great style you've used and i'll have to goggle Don Van Vliet.

donna said...

Terrific sketch!

raena said...

Well done! You always take the challenge and tackle those difficult perspectives!