For the last few days I've been enjoying pianist Claude Frank's new CD as I paint. It's such an amazing experience to hear how he plays Schubert, Mozart and Schumann. I keep getting caught up in the way he interprets the music, like a storyteller thoughtfully infusing the story with a certain characteristic inflection and emphasis.
I'm honored and thrilled that my head-and-shoulders oil sketch of Mr. Frank was used as the cover art for this CD. Mr. Frank will be celebrating his 85th birthday this year, and by contributing in this small way, I feel as though I'm participating in the celebration. Happy birthday, Mr. Frank!