Oil on Linen
When I moved into my shiny new studio I decided that the stereo from the house was coming down there with me. I figured (correctly as it turns out) that I would be spending most of my time there so that’s where I would have the best sound system. To save going back and forth the hundred metres or so from house to studio (it’s quite a commute to work in the mornings) I would also have all my CD’s down there. Huh! CD’s how old fashioned.
Anyway, while doing the paintathon I have been going through my collection and playing each CD to determine if I will play it much and therefore want to keep it. I love music and have a lot (and I mean a lot) of CDs so space is also a consideration. It turns out that the exercise has been most cathartic. One’s taste changes overtime and the mind boggles as to why I bought some of the music that I did but there have also been some heavenly rediscoveries.
I find it difficult working with anything over dramatic and challenging preferring the melodic. Utopia for me is working to and with music that along with my painting I can get sort of lost in it all. I’m sure that other painters reading this will know precisely what I mean.
When I do find the right music I tend to play it over and over . . . and over. Today’s repetitive piece was Biber – The Mystery Sonatas. I so enjoyed listening to it while painting today that I rather fancy there will be more of the same tomorrow.
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Number 12 in the Christmas 2019 Paintathon