Friday, August 17, 2012
Below is my first original idea, just sketched on newsprint. I was thinking about my family and how we passed on our love of music from generation to generation. My father used to listen to classical music and opera on WQXR radio in NY during my childhood. We also had a record player and I took classical piano lessons.
I added more information, music notes and some of my thoughts on sketch #2, which was done on white sketch paper.
I wasn't happy with sketch #2 so I started a new sketch #3 with more changes. I wanted to keep the curves and flow.
I took out the castanets and maracas (I might put them in again on the final, I am undecided). I added some color notes. I moved the clarinet and saxophone down a little. This is the design I am working from for the painting. You can see the shapes better in my outline sketch done in ink on tracing paper at the top of the post.
The underpainting is done and I hope to start my actual painting today. This will be an acrylic painting on canvas mounted on board.