S_V_H Losing My Edge image 4

losing My Edge _4This is the, for now, the completed Losing my Edge background. I wanted this part done by three PM, and it is now after three-thirty, so that is not too bad.  I had to rush somewhat to close out this part of the artwork, but it is worth a little stress.  Having a schedule for this painting, for completing parts,  keeps me focused on the limited amount of working hours I have left.   Next up adding the music.

Scott Von Holzen


S_V_H Losing My Edge image 3

losing My Edge  3Losing My Edge, I am working on adding depth to the base image.  My first discovery of LCD Soundsystem occur strangely as I was looking for music documentaries on Netflix. I came upon Shut Up and Play the Hits.  This artwork is coming out of this version of Losing My Edge from that documentary:

Scott Von Holzen



S_V_H All About Soul image 15 & 16


All About Soul 11:06pm. I would say have finished this work  Tomorrow, I will clean up the edges, and fill in color. For a small painting. Yes, this four-foot painting is small, considering right next to it is the mighty Spring Vivaldi that is 36 inches by 14 feet. Again, considering how small this work is,  it certainly took way more time then I thought would be necessary. The reason is that I painted All About Soul using my current style. In the past years, especially with the Van Gogh Birthday paintings, I found shortcuts to save time, which created a more spontaneous, that I needed to finish the artwork on time.  Today’s Birthday paintings I feel it is better to challenge my current style and see what new ideas I can come up with to cut corners and save a little time. Not sure that worked today. What I am sure of is that the way I paint got a good workout.


More thoughts on All About Soul tomorrow. The Ebay auction for All About Soul will continue for two more days. Just so it is in print, I never thought that an Ebay auction of my work was going to accomplish anything. It is too early for this art to make it way out there on Ebay.  Right now Etsy seems the better choice.


Scott Von Holzen

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All About Soul 5:11pm.  I hit the wall on these two last pieces of this puzzle.  Tried ideas, that failed, and I removed them. Now at this point they are coming around.  Still not sure what colors are needed to close the deal.

Ebay Auction Link to All About Soul

S_V_H All About Soul image 9



All About Soul 12:59pm. Progress is okay on this artwork.  I made the words larger than I would usually do. Not sure why. But that caused some minor stressing over spacing issues.  That is why I had to draw in all the words, to insure that they would fit, and to know where the music had to go to keep everything in balance.  I am going with different shades of green for the music, with the darker outline done.

Ebay Link to the auction of this artwork.

Scott Von Holzen



S_V_H All About Soul image 7

allAboutSoul7 All About Soul 11:07am.  I am going to have to stop here with this background.  I wanted this part done an hour ago, but I could not call it finished.  For now it is finished and I am going to add the music.  I will re-work the background after I see the effects of the music on it.

Also the Ebay auction is running.  You can also search Ebay for Scott Von Holzen, artinmusic, and All About soul.


Scott Von Holzen