Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II | music paintings

This is another in my Palau de la Musica series.  These start life as small pen and ink drawings (often available for purchase as well) that I do in the audience using both hands.  Then I work up a painting in the studio.  

 

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II, acrylics, 56 x 76 cm 23 x 30″ on paper, sold

 

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II detail

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II detail

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II detail

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II detail

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II detail

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II detail

 

 

Pen and ink miniatures from concerts at the Bancaja Foundation

These were done in the darkened audience at the Bancaja Foundation, March/April 2017.  All are miniatures.

Piano at Bancaja

Cello Shoulder Strapped at Bancaja

Beatles 4 at Bancaja Foundation

Beatles 3 at Bancanja

Bancaja Music and Drama Presentation

 

 

 

The Fifth Beatle – Homage to George Martin, Bancaja, Valencia, Spain February 2017 | The Fifth Beatle – Homage to George Martin, Bancaja Concert

Three miniature pen and ink drawings done at the Bancaja concert,  The Fifth Beatle – Homage to George Martin 

 

 

The Fifth Beatle (1)- Homage to George Martin

The Fifth Beatle (1)- Homage to George Martin

 

 

The Fifth Beatle (all four) - Homage to George Martin

The Fifth Beatle (all four) – Homage to George Martin

The Fifth Beatle (piano) - Homage to George Martin

The Fifth Beatle (piano) – Homage to George Martin

Dancing Couples (pen and ink miniatures) | dance pen and ink drawing

Two miniatures cover the theme of dancing couples.  The second is based on Rustemul, a dance my wife and I did for a fair she helped organize in Panama.  We served there as Peace Corps volunteers.  $50 each or prints (see the “To Purchase” tab at top of each post)

Couple Dances , ink, ink, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 inches by 5.5, inches, ink, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 inches by 5.5, inches, ink, ink, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 inches by 5.5, inches, ink, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 inches by 5.5, inches, ink

Couple Dances , ink, ink, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 inches by 5.5, inches

Couple Dances  2, ink, ink,  13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 x 5.5 inches

Couple Dances 2, ink, ink, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 x 5.5 inches

Bass Violin Player | Bass Violin Player painting

Bass Violin Player

 
Continuing the exploration of music related themes, here I add the movement of the arm and the swing of the leg to contrast with the movement in the background. This is acrylics on paper. The curvaceous movement of the leg ties with the curve of the contrabass, as they seem to dance across the stage. Strong and unusual colors make the painting dance off the wall.

 

Bass Violin Player

Detail, Bass Violin Player, acrylics, A3, 29.7 x 42 cm, 11.5″ x 16.5″

 

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Five Players

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.

 

 

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

Five Players, acrylics on paper, A3, 29.7 x 42 cm, 11.5″ x 16.5″

Xylophone Player at the Palau

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.

Xylophone Player at the Palau

Xylophone Player at the Palau, A3, 29.7 x 42 cm, 11.5″ x 16.5″

 

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

 

 

 

 

Bass Fiddles and Muses | Palau de la Musica

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.

 

Bass Fiddles and Muses

Bass Fiddles and Muses, A3, 29.7 x 42 cm, 11.5″ x 16.5″

 

Video: Paintings and Drawings Done at Palau de la Musica | music paintings

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.

Palau de la Musica– Section of the Band

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.

Palau de Musica Circular Stage

Palau de Musica Circular Stage, 56 x 76 cm 23 x 30″ acrylics on canvas

 

Palau de la Musica Round Stage detail

Palau de la Musica Round Stage detail 3

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Palau de la Musica Round Stage detail

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