|"No.1 Trio in Triptych", 10x8", oil on gessobord|
"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe."
— Lao Tsu
Today's painting is part one of a triptych (3 individually framed panels which will all hang together as one piece of work). I found the reference photo on this very cool site called Paint My Photo. Artists can search by subject and paint any of the photos on the site free.
Here's the photo reference I am working from taken by photographer Michael Yates. This piece really touched my soul with the passion and energy of these female musicians; and I loved the man-on-the-street camped out enjoying their sounds. I wanted to include the architecture, but decided to crop in tight on the instrumentalists so they would have a more universal appeal. You'll see how I changed up the photo a bit in the next panel coming soon.
All three 10x8" framed panels will be for sale as a group in the Conroe Art League's February Art De Musique Exhibit which opens Feb. 3 and runs through April 4. All are invited to attend an artist's reception 5-8:00 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 6th. The Gallery is located at 127 Simonton St., Conroe, TX.
I hope you felt the music in my painting today. Stay tuned for Part 2 of Trio in Triptych.
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