Playing Piano

I did not sketch the study below from life.  I watched my brother play the piano  yesterday and tried to absorb the experience. Yesterday’s watercolor was meant to capture Dave’s graceful motions of his hands. Today, I reconstructed his posture from an angle that I had not observed.

Watercolor: Figurative - Brother Dave Playing Piano 081817

Brother Playing Piano
9″x12″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

I think it shows stability and groundedness that a pianist must have to render music as he knows it in his mind. I could not reconstruct Dave’s graceful movements overtly, in this sketch. However, the incompleteness of his right arm leaves room to imagine that his hand has not quite reached the next note to play.

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