Fly Me to the Moon first image from September 5th. I like the bass beat of this music, and that is why you are seeing this unusual vertical stripping. You are seeing the push and pull of this music. This work is also a commission adventure. I requested no down payment. I do that on purpose. One reason is that this music is a piece that I may have painted anyway, some time, some day, somewhere in the future, for myself. The main reasoning for no down payment is that I can paint whatever I feel is right without concerned over the client’s expectations. By doing this I can keep this art free to go where ever it wishes to evolved into without being concerned about consequences. I do take into consideration my clients basic wishes, but since I am creating art instead of wall decoration, this painting is going were ever, and will form its own identity on its own, matching that of the music. I can see its future. I just cannot predict it.
Interesting live performance of Fly Me to the Moon from 1964:
This version is my favorite form The Sands Hotel. You can really feel that solid bass beat.
With this second image of Fly Me you are seeing the two extra canvas I added to accommodate the music and the words. It took too much time to find the right size canvases to keep the artwork in balance. The solution arrived in the boxes of an order that I received. I found that I had ordered canvases six by twelve inches. That is the size canvas I used on the right side of this work.
In this image three of Fly Me you can see my stripping taken to an extreme. When I remove the tape the results are always unpredictable. It is the choice of colors for each new layer that can, somewhat, control the look of the outcome. Still, the results are always a surprise. I may eventually gain a better understanding, and better control of this stylistic direction, but not enough to lose the fun of discovery. I have no reasoning behind why I chose to strip these two add-on canvases other than it makes them look quite different from the main canvas. It is this bringing together of different looks, all in one artwork, that may someday set this artist works a part from whatever else is out there that calls it self art. We will all have to wait to see if that is true.
The one thing I learned about doing smaller projects is that I need to make all the same decisions no matter the size of the artwork. Those required choices are what can be time-consuming and difficult to make. With the other aspects of creating an artwork, I do save is a little paint, some cost of materials, and some time to complete a smaller project, but it hardly seem worth it. I like big. And I like bigger even better. I like art to surround me. I like art to engulf me. Small is cute. Big is wonderful.
Scott Von Holzen