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Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons – Autumn Second movement, 3 meters in length by 1 meter.  Yes, this artwork looks messy.  That will all be refined in the next couple of weeks.

Listening to Coldplay live – In My Place

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Voodoo Child

This artwork depicts the flow of this music’s ending.  The video below is not a great version of this music, but it demonstrates the expansive flex that allows music to be preformed and still be recognized, even when everyone is playing the same notes.  Taking that thought further that is why there is so much variety being put into this and the other artworks. Great music allows itself to be stretched in every direction, which brings out the creative sparks  in every performer.

The Chordettes – Mr. Sandman

Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats

Pink – Misery

Also, I get bored using the same identical techniques in a work.  Of course repeating a style, lets say from one half note to the next, gives an artwork a smoother flow and comfortable feeling of consistency, and has it need and place.  But again, it becomes tiresome, and maybe disappointing at times, and that is when those little tweaks appear all over the canvas.  Call it this artist take on music in Cubism.  The large extent of styling in this work is because this canvas is uniquely describing three different instruments:  the top flow line  is the Principle Violin, while the second is the Primary Violin, and the third is the Cello. The desire then to give each instrument its own look, which leads to different ways of applying paint.

The words are Italian from the original Four Seasons sonnets, with a basic translation of “The mild air is pleasant.” This part of the sonnet is about the coming of the night.

Patty Griffin – Long Ride Home

Indigo Girls – Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Live)

Already there is some thinking ahead that comes from a work  finished in March, called The Pretender, that hangs in the living room.

That work, with the main canvas being 20 inches by 60 inches (1.5 meters) is constructed around this small canvas, which adds quite a lot of visual appeal. That does not worked with this Vivaldi canvas, because again, three different instruments are being portrayed.  But, if the next canvas is another Vivaldi work, for example, and it needs only the Principle Violin,  then there will be that option to choose a  small main canvas,  with the tacking on of the rest of the music. This will make for more  work, for sure, but it adds, challenge, interest, diversity, and fun.  We shall see.

B.B King & Eric Clapton – Days of Old

Steel and Glass – John Lennon

Aimee Mann – It’s Not.

The next effort with this Vivaldi is to change all of these white lines, into objects that are colorful, interesting, rich looking, and add a balance to this work.  That may be what will bring this effort all together.  Not sure of that, but there is this thing that occurs that leads to the finishing of every one of these works.  Something finally happens to unite the whole canvas, and at that moment  it feels that the artwork has achieved all that is expected of it.  That is when the end is near, the clean up part begins, and the mind begins the process of letting go and moving on. Such is life.

Listening to Damien Rice – 9 Crimes  &  INXS  – Pretty Vegas

Finishing this post with a future painting,  Bach – Sonata No.1 in B Minor BWV 1014 – Adagio

Scott Von Holzen