This is the second painting dedicated to the music of Prince. My first painting, Purple Rain originated from a request by a Prince fan. The artwork ended up larger and a bigger project than first thought, and the fan turned it down because of the cost. I was actually happy with the idea of keeping this work, considering it an unusually unique painting. That lasted a week when, with regrets, I sold it to the Prince fan’s wife for their anniversary.
I am using the color ideas from the research I did for Purple Rain. To make this small artwork stand out I have decided to give it its own unique twist: I have chosen a new material to add interest and a unique look.
What is special with this painting is that hole in the artwork, in which I will float the music across. The idea of spacing between canvases originated with the artwork, Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix, where I used square pieces of wood along the backs of the canvases to connect them. The painted look of the wood looked great for that artwork, but I had technical problems which included straightness. To avoid those issues for When Doves Cry, I chose angled aluminum for its strength, straightness, and exceptional ease of use.
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Scott Von Holzen