S_V_H Chopin Valse Op.64, No.2 image3

A Valse background not completed.   Hopefully tonight this can be a finished enough to move to the notation.  What you see above is paint put on a canvas, which has been done for over 500 hundred years. You put it down with one of thousands of brushes and thousands of pallet knifes, or thousands of other tools that can hold paint, but in the end it is still the same result that has been performed by millions of artists before.  So, given that, how does one put down a different look?  The simple answer,  at this point in this artist career, is it has not happen, at less not yet.   The reason for that is that this art is not so much about the paint as it is about it’s subject mater, musical notation.  Looking at the image above there is seen little resemblance to that.  Which means that the goal of this art to  reproduce a unique look of the physical appearance of music, may just be happening.  It may just be paint on a canvas, but it is paint that portrays the subject of music like never before, hopefully.

The part holding back the move to the notation is the large red movement that represents the look of a staff.  Last night half a dozen different and repeated colors were tried: some stayed on and some where washed off.  In the large band of red you see the colors: Quinacridone Red-Orange, Naphthol Red Medium and Red Light. Cadmium Red Medium and Red Deep Hue, Pyrrole Red Dark, and Medium Magenta and Acra Crimson. That does not necessary make this work better, it just a visual show, in the paint, the struggle to get it right.

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