Sunday, August 16, 2009

Violinist in Red

Title: Violinist in Red
Size: 20 x 24
Medium: Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
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Melodies of the Violin helped me create this painting while I listened to my daughter practice. I applied many layers of paint and actually used more than just a brush and palette knife on this piece. I drew the composition in oils and brush, adding many layers slowly and finishing with heavier knife work. When it was completed, maybe it was the violin music I don't know, I decided to remove some of the paint with crumpled cellophane and "voila!"....the violinist has an distinct and uniquely textured background that makes it magically sparkle.
The music itself possesses me while I paint. Sometimes I plan on painting one thing but by the time it's finished, the painting morphs almost on its own into something else! I honestly think the classical music I paint to everyday seeps into my brain and takes over sometimes...but I love it!

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