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Dance 3

Dance 3
Dance 3, acrylics on Canson 300 gram paper, 57 x 76 cm, 22.5 x 30”

For years we danced with various International Folk Dance groups in the US, France and Spain. Here they dance to the violin.

This one has a ton of movement.    I did the hands/fingers two ways. I think that adds interest, variety.  It looks great on our wall here.  Lots of color.  The violin shines, which you can not see in the photo.  the wooden part of the bow has three facets, hard to see in the photo.  

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Fiddler With Muse

fiddle player mixed media
Fiddle Player with Muse, mixed media, approx 11.5 16.5″, 30 x 40 cm

This piece started with a print of the fiddle player, done originally in the audience at the Palau de la Musica. I then added the acrylics and the ink drawing outside of the fiddle player.

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Tubas at the Palau, acrylics

Tubas at the Palau, acrylics, 57 x 76 cm, 22.5″ x 30″ Arches paper

This is another in a series of paintings based on pen and ink drawings done at the Palau de la Musica.   There are normally tuba and contrabass sections of these symphonic bands.   

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The original drawing. Contact me for availability
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Contrabass Player (drawing)

contrabass pen and ink 57 x 77 mall
57 x 76 cm, 22.5″ x 30″ Arches paper 

From a drawing made at the Palau de la Musica

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Palau de la Musica Round Stage, acrylics on canvas

This takes place in the music hall in the lower level of the Palau de la Musica, in Valencia, Spain.  It is one of only three remaining in a large series of paintings.  They originate with miniature pen and ink drawings done in the audience at the Palau.  They explore the state of mind we experience when we listen to music, in this case that of symphonic bands.  There is a dream like state some experience where we are in between a zone. 

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Live at Sala Russafa- pen and ink drawings

Flamenco Fusion Sala Russafa pen and ink 21 x 15 cm, 8.3 x 5.9"
Flamenco Fusion Sala Russafa pen and ink 21 x 15 cm, 8.3 x 5.9″
American Folk Fusion Sala Russafa pen and ink 21 x 15 cm, 8.3 x 5.9"
American Folk Fusion Sala Russafa pen and ink 21 x 15 cm, 8.3 x 5.9″

I did these pen and ink drawings at the Berklee School of Music student concerts at Sala Russafa, Nov 11-13, 2017, except for the one at the bottom, which was at the year-end performance of the Valencia campus of the Berklee School of Music in pen and ink.

Inquire about the originals. For prints send an email specifying which print you want and then pay via paypal below.

Unlimited edition, 12 x 16″, 30 x 40 cm, high quality paper, printed signature $35 [wpecpp name=”Live at Russafa glicee” price=”50″]

Unlimited edition, 12 x 16″, 30 x 40 cm, high quality paper, printed signature $35 [wpecpp name=”Live at Russaf” price=”35″]

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Band at El Carmen

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Band at El Carmen, acrylics, 8.25 x 16.6, 30 x 40 cm

Band at El Carmen, 12th century monastery in Valencia. They performed during an event I attended. These monasteries were once brightly painted, but not like this!  I have the freedom to decorate the Gothic arches as I please, and I like them bouncing off the page.

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Five Players

Five Players, acrylics on paper, A3, 11.5 x 16.5"
Five Players, acrylics on paper, A3, 11.5 x 16.5″

The music series continues.  Five semi-realistic female figures will pale to blue-white skin perform.  Four instruments are visible.  One stairs straight ahead, eyes misaligned,another has eyes that are mere slits, two are in profile, three straight on, one wears what appears to be a glove, legs mingle, some disappear, arms there and not there.

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Xylophone Player at the Palau

Xylophone player at the Palau de la Musica, Valencia, Spain.  Fun house floor suggests a departure from every day reality, meeting with the muse, traveling to the realm of creativity.

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Comments from my Facebook timeline July 24, 2016

Marti: Loved it Gary!

Sandra: This is fabulous Gary!

Carol: I love the energy.

Patricia: The combination treatments of floor patterns are interesting

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Bass Fiddles and Muses

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Part of the Palau de la Music Series.  Muses prepare the stage and the instruments for the performance so musicians step into the realm of creativity.