Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.
Friday, May 17, 2013
My husband and I happened to be on different commuter flights for that last part of our journey and he had already departed. Not wanting to fall asleep and miss my connection, I dug out my trip journal and made a few notes.
People came and went from surrounding seats in the waiting area, but the two gentlemen across the aisle stayed put.
Picturesque by the mere contrast of their sizes, I was intrigued from the first glance and decided to make a quick study with the pen I'd been using to write with.
Both men were quite engrossed in their conversation and seemed oblivious to the busy comings and goings around them. They did, however, apparently notice me looking at them after a few minutes, and ask me something in a foreign language. Russian, perhaps?
I showed them my very rough gesture sketch, pointed to myself and said "artiste". We introduced ourselves and a young man nearby explained to me in English that they were a Russian group on tour. I thought he said they were a group of Russian artists going to a show, and I got his email address.
Back home I wrote the young man and received an answer a few weeks later. Turns out, they were music artists on tour. Ever hear of the Russian Red Army Choir? I have because my husband happens to like some of their YouTube performances.
It turns out that Grigoriy, the gentleman on the left side of my little sketch, is a solo singer with a wonderful deep voice who performs with the army choir. Here is a video of him singing "Sixteen Tons"!
Posted by Diana Moses Botkin at 10:29 PM