. . . . and to sound a lot like Christmas, too! This is the time of year when music is playing everywhere and when you’re a musician, so are YOU! Concerts, programs, caroling, church programs–everyone wants your services. My husband, Roy, is a French horn player and he finished his last Christmas job on Sunday evening. Not that he’s complaining, but he did a lot of playing in the last 2 weeks. I am an oboist and I don’t play many places like he does but the fact that we are both musicians brings me to the subject of today’s post.
“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas “
Perhaps the fact that we are is why so many of my paintings have musical “themes” or subjects.
Even some of the abstracts feel like there are musical elements and I think it’s because music and musical instruments are something I can paint about without having to see them (0r a photograph of them) right in front of me to paint them. I can paint them from my memory, using my imagination. Not that they are all that accurate sometimes, but you will know what I’m painting about.
So when I’m at a workshop, for example, and at a loss for a moment about what to paint, I often turn to something musical. I guess it’s because that’s my comfort zone. Today’s painting example is called “Gimme That Old Time Rock ‘N Roll” and it is a large acrylic–2′ by 4’–with a gallery wrap edge, no separate frame. It’s done in acrylic with paper collaged on, some pen work, a little sparkle, and some gesso from a squeeze bottle for some of the linework. I have the original available and one print on canvas that is the same size as the original. Prices upon request.