Making Music

8×10″ oil on canvas

I’ve titled this one Making Music because my husband thought it was a group of musicians.  That’s not what set out to do, I simply want to represent musical phrases, shapes, and colors.  But I can see what he’s talking about.  I see a guitar, or bass, maybe a saxophone, people standing up on their legs.  Fun.  I’m a realist at heart.

I like this one, it’s small and went a lot of different directions before looking like this.  I looked at a Kandinsky painting this morning and I’m sure it influenced the red lines and pastels and bold colors together.🌈

As usual, I like I think in black and white as much if not more.

Untitled #1

IMG_987616×20 oil on canvas

I started this piece tonight at class.  I started with a sketch I had done that represents musical patterns, then I brought in color to represent the colors of the song.  When the painting was looking too clean and perfect, I scraped it all off.  I’m going to let it dry now and then come back in and add to it.  Or subtract from it.  I’m hoping to repeat that process many times to build up depth and layers of line and color.