Woodstock image 3 shows the music in place. Different from the last work I did widened the music stems which allows me to attach my musical notes, incidentals, ties, and slurs to those stems. This is consistent with my style before I left my studio for my current home office studio. The wider stems have the benefit of more glue in contact with the canvas, allowing for a stronger bond. I realized when moving my last unstretched artwork that any amount of twisting of the canvas can loosen pieces. Maintaining the attaching of the music to unsupported canvas remains a concern. These artworks present an uniqueness not seen in art. Their freedom from a support, that has been a fundamental part of painting for over 500 years, enhances that.
Next up, I will add all my embellishments for interest. Finally, I have a decent rendition of the music Woodstock, and since I am not hurried to start another project, I would like to experiment with the instrumentation. The complicated software I use for the arrangement requires me to switch my concentration away from art to the mechanics of music production. My ability to process only one artwork at a time, also relates to my arrangements of the music. That is why I try to complete the music before I build the artwork. It all comes down to focus and success that moves me from one point to the next, one foot in front of the other, through one door and knocking on the next.
Scott Von Holzen