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.
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.
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.
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.
This is based on an automatic drawing and given an expressionist treatment in acrylics. Automatic drawing was popularized by the surrealists in the 1920ś. The audience is bathed in a comforting blue haze. The original drawing is posted below.
Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica
The original sketch was done in the Palau de la Musica, Valencia, Spain.
Four Horns at Palau de la Musica