I’m waiting for a new batch of paint to arrive for the winter series I’m working on, which is proving a challenge! Each piece of music by Atzi Muramatsu is distinct so it’s not like painting a landscape series where I usually do variations. In other words each painting has an entirely new theme.
Yesterday evening Atzi came round to practice cello in the studio space, so I took some photos (below), which led to an idea for one of the paintings in response to a very Baroque-style piece of music. I’m being a bit literal, with a painting in the style of Vermeer (well, an attempt). So today I was experimenting with light (photo above). The photos are for reference and ideas, but I’ll paint from life mostly.
One of the music pieces has a swirling soft, warm quality which made me think of red velvet and dancing, hence the photos below, which I took of myself swirling around in a red dress this afternoon, which didn’t make me feel at all idiotic…
I’ll be posting more paintings by Monday.
Vermeer visits Edinburgh. Now that’s an idea!
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We’ve got the light for it!