Man and Music

The seed image for this experiment was a memory of my father playing the violin. Dad loved music. He would conduct the radio when the Saturday Texaco Metropolitan Opera with Milton Cross would come on; he would play the violin with passion and the piano…. well, he tried.

Here is the first pass:

Watercolor: Abstract - Man and Music #1

Man and Music #1

It is the general idea of a photo I once took of Dad leaning into his violin.

I added some color:

Watercolor: Abstract - Man and Music #2

Man and Music #2

Here is the next stage with added features and shadows.

Watercolor: Abstract - Man and Music #3

Man and Music #3

I added more music to finish off this sketch:

Watercolor: Abstract - Man and Music

Man and Music
Watercolor
16″x12″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

Comments:

The seed image for this work is the memory of my father playing the violin, from a photo I took.  The face I painted does not resemble my dad, it is a combination of full face and side view (showing the ear) of an imaginary may. The visual of the music is amorphous – all the ingredients needed for any music at all.

 

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