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.
The paintings and drawings in this video slide show were done at Palau de la Musica, Valencia. They explore the state of mind we experience as music transports us to a semi dream-like state. The paintings and drawings in this video slide show were done at Palau de la Musica, Valencia. They explore the state of mind we experience as music transports us to a semi dream-like state. The music is Arco de Noe by Oscar Navarro, a Valencian composer. He was in the audience the day we heard this piece.
These are my latest pen and ink drawings done at the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Spain.
Another in the series of paintings based on drawings done at the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Spain. The audience waits expectantly as the musicians arrive. Valencia has a long and powerful tradition of symphonic bands and offer many free concerts each year. This is a smaller hall and here you can listen to more traditional music.
Music enchants us, the dance, the singing, the skill, the magic. It transports the listener to their own land of fantasies. Dancers, singers, or something entirely unrelated can accompany our immersion in the tones. This painting is an exploration of that dream state.
A continuation of my music related series. This is more realistic than some of my music paintings as the subject and presentation seem more suited to this style than an expressionistic approach given the importance of the hands.
The dancing couple is Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the two singers include friend Shena and her co-singer Lindsay in a San Francisco group.
Comments from Facebook:
¡Que hermosa obra, Gary!
So wonderful love it!
Romantic and meaningful!
This is the second fantasy based on the “automatic” drawing you can see below. Where do our thoughts go as we become absorbed in the music? The swathes of color symbolize the vast space into which the musicians and audience project their dreamy thoughts.
From my music series, Singer Sax Drummer is based on a drawing done at the Palau de la Musica in Valencia. I have included the drawing below. It is done in acrylics. There are two distinct planes. You see two instrument playing muses, one kicking her leg up. This painting is a fusion of automatic drawing and an abstract background with bright and strong colors.