|Painting Music, oil on canvas, 24x24"|
This terra cotta vase sits in my art studio, holding all my favorite brushes. While working on this painting, it became an analogy for my life in the orchestra: the varied tubes of colors representing different sections of the orchestra - the biggest tube is the biggest section: the strings - and the vase with the brushes observing it all, the audience! The long, thin brush lying on the palette is, of course, the conductor! That's where I put my signature, as the "conductor" of the painting. My biggest challenge was capturing the perspective, shape and reflective surface of the palette. I learned alot doing this one.