Here are the first couple of images of absolutely my last J S Bach artwork for this year. I painted this work after watching the breakdown of this outstanding classical cello piece. This is my third Bach work coming out of my temporary studio that is a free canvas based. Again, as in the other two, I have kept the background mostly white. With this third work, I have limited the range of background colors to three blues to simplify the look of the color.
This is the image of this Prélude with the topcoat and the scratching completed. I have developed a system to cleanly scratch-off the top acrylic layer of paint to reveal the base layer that is the above first image. The scratching is a lot more extensive than my previous works. I have done that to push this method forward and to better adhere to wood attachments. With this third work, I am abandoning my past, and going back to the future, which is working with wood to create a three-dimension look.
Here is a nice video version by Yo Yo Ma of J S Bach’s Cello suite Prélude:
I am not sure how this loose piece of the canvas will hold up to being moved with all the attached wooden pieces. No matter, for now, this is my direction.
Scott Von Holzen