Music and visual art. One of my favorite combinations! I am so moved by music when I am painting and my paintbrush often mimics the movement of the instruments from soprano to alto to bass, soft and melodic to loud and percussive. Music adds to the full experience of expressionist art in my humble opinion. Yesterday I told you about a project I started, to contribute to a fundraiser for The Grand Center for the Arts. Here is what I have so far. A few more tweaks and it will be finished and ready for the bidding.
Yes, I am painting a gee-tar!
So, somebody threw me a curve ball. Would it be wrong to say that curve balls are good? Curve balls wake you up? Our local arts center, The Grand Center for the Arts here in New Ulm, is having a fundraising auction and they asked local artists to paint some instruments that are no longer healthy. I chose this guitar. My husband sanded it for me, bless his heart, and I began the process of applying 3 layers of white gesso to it to prepare it to accept paint. I can't wait to start in with color, color and color!! I think I will pick some guitar music to listen to as I paint. Seems appropriate. Tune in tomorrow for a peek at the progress.
Acrylic and Textures on 300# Arches Cold Press Paper, 15 x 11".
Robyn Sand Anderson