Burgundy Shoes, from the Music of Patty Griffin, is finished, and I believe this artwork represents in a charming way a beautiful musical story. You can listen to the music from the painting which starts at the 1:16 second and continues to 1:33 seconds.
Here is Burgundy Shoes in its temporarily holding spot, in my Daughters home, for now I have no better safe place to store it. My new Studio is still weeks away from being completed.
I really do not have much more to say about this work. It is strange my transformation with a finished artwork. It is like all my emotions that where the reason I chose the music, and why I put my best effort into creating a new musical artwork, suddenly vanish. While the painting is a work in progress my relationship is in the first person. Than when I declare it finish, the connection between me and the artwork changes to the third person. I view all my finished artworks is as if some other artist had created the work. I have said this several times before, each of these artworks take on a life of their own. They will become a long-lasting narrative about one piece of Music. While for me each of these experiences, while barely a footnote in their lives, gives value to my days. I than have the wonderful opportunity to look back at a long forgotten artwork and say, wow, I did that. I like that feeling. Yea, I do.
Scott Von Holzen