I have the rhythm of this artwork in place. With this painting I am using shades from black to light gray to present to the eye a sense of movement (a fundamental of music). Not only does this adds interest, but it may also generate the look of motion in the rhythmic up and down flow across this artwork. I actually tried this before as you can see in the 2012 painting Blackbird:
In this artwork I inserted smaller circles inside the music in different positions with the hope that a viewer would sense movement. I used this technique, with mixed success, on a number other works from early 2011 to early 2012, and then stopped. I am not sure if different shades across the artwork will work any better to capture that illusive sense of movement in a still painting, but it may be worth pursing at least until I reach creative boredom. Than I can move on. This is all part of my education in that elusive chase of the next dangling carrot on my way to developing a unique artist style, and offering my never-ending curiosity, about how this all will end, renewed faith. Maybe, over time I may even convince myself that there is a future in painting this one theme, over and over again.
In tribute to doing it again, this is my Five-hundredth blog posting. My goal is to match Vincent Van Gogh’s letter total of 651 to his brother Theo. That made up challenge is in reach, as I see that the pace of development of this art form is speeding forward as planned.
Scott Von Holzen