Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Composition with Trumpet

I painted this for the "Northern Fanfare" exhibit at the Shell Lake Arts Center in Shell Lake, WI. It's the first time I've included a trumpet in a painting. To continue with the musical theme, I added sheet music and CD's. The pine boughs were a nod to our north woods.

I'm always struck by the number of terms that are common to both music and the visual arts — harmony, composition, rhythm, tone, movement to name a few. In college an art professor told me to "make music" when I painted. All these connections came to mind as I created "Composition with Trumpet".

"Composition with Trumpet", 12"x 16", oil on linen, sold