Keep on Loving You this five foot 4 inch artwork look is more interesting, to me, than the original music. I think I could have reduced the physical size of this work, but the canvas I used gave me the extra room, (that is rare in most of my musical portraits), to let my slurs, those huge almost circles you see above the musical flow, a chance to really express themselves. I had the space so I used it to their advantage. Those slurs come straight out of my last Vivaldi painting. I have realized that if done right my slurs do not need any squiggly lines. That is how it works: I am learning as I go.
Originally, I was going to go with the words “I’m Lovin’ you,” but strange the word ‘i’m’ I could not find any space for on the first canvas, so I dropped it. Lovin’ you, says it all, covering a lot of territory. I see it is important to paint more than just one Vivaldi after another. These little works offer ways to try to maybe explore painting techniques I am trying to do on the large work. When I see that a new idea works on a 15 foot canvas, I then know I can move that idea to a much smaller work, and see a greater effect of that idea on a small surface, which carries with it a bigger impact on the artwork.
I like this artwork, it has that look. Now on to another Vivaldi. This time it is the late fall movement.
Scott Von Holzen