Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mood Music with 2nd Update

I am listening to Chris Botti  ( pronounced Boat-tee) today while I paint.  I've been trying to do more painting and less reading.  I always listen to music  while I paint and what I paint determines what kind of music I listen to.  This is a mellow jazz trumpet, foggy night, misty rain, kind of day. (In my painting, not outside.  It's dang hot and humid out there.)

This will be "Woman with Red Umbrella" when she is done.  So far, just the background is roughed in.



As she is so far.  I had a question about the size.  It is 24x 30".  I have a small table easel so it doesn't fit on that.  I am trying to paint with it on a footstool and me sitting on the floor.   I have learned that is painful. I need a floor easel if I'm going to do these bigger pieces.



She's Finished.



Who wouldn't love hearing Sting ask "What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?"  because, he is talking right to me isn't he?... or this one:



Being a Motown kinda of girl, Gladys Knight can do no wrong.  Here with Chris Botti is "Lover Man".


I love Chris's instrumentals too, but I am a fan of these tried and true standards.  I want to share them with you.

10 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

Art & Music - no better way to spend a hot summer day. I'll be watching to see your painting when you've finished it.

mary said...

I am terribly jealous of your artistic abilities! I can't even draw a stick figure. My daughter is a very good artist (pencil sketching) and I have tried to join in. Oh my, it wouldn't even qualify as 'contemporary'. I too would love to see the finished product.

Intense Guy said...

How big is the canvas? :)

I'm really jealous too!

Deanna said...

What perfect music for such a painting. This music put me in the mood for one of Clint Eastwood's movies, such as Bridges of Madison County.

I cannot imagine what it would be like to be able to transform a canvas into something so beautiful. My husband is an artist, having taught high school art of all kinds for many years.

I'm looking forward to see your painting as it progresses!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. I barely call myself an artist. Some things I can do, but there are many, many that I can't. I think Deanna's husband is the artist.

Chatty Crone said...

Well, gosh I am listening to Sting and I thought he was singing to me! heehee

And for goodness sake - your are great at painting - I wish I had more talents then just talking. lol

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, I am totally impressed. You are a fabulous artist and your painting is lovely. Thanks so much for the visit and your gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

(Florida) Girl said...

How wonderful that you are painting. I need to start painting again--especially with all these blank walls in the new house.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You are an Artist!! Looks great to me..I cannot even draw stick men..but I would love to paint again. You must build yourself an easel:)

Daughter #2 said...

This turned out well for as freaked as you were to get going on it. :) Text me the next one. :)

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