Tag: music paintings

Band at El Carmen | painting of band in monastery

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Band at el Carmen

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.

Band at el Carmen
Band at el Carmen, acrylics on paper, 11.7 x 16.5″, A4 30 x 42 cm

 

 

 

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

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Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II detail

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

 

 

More drawings from my little notebook | impressionistic pen and ink drawings

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Young Woman Smiling, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 inches by 5.5, inches, ink

I always carry a small notebook with me. If I am sitting around and see something or someone interesting, I give it a go.  Here are some recent ones.  

 

 

Young Woman, 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
Young Woman, 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
Man Gazing, 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
Man Gazing, 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
Young Woman Smiling, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 inches by 5.5, inches, ink
Young Woman Smiling, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 inches by 5.5, inches, ink

 

These miniatures are just $50 each.  Prints too.

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″

Palau de la Musica– Section of the Band

Palau de Musica Circular Stage

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
detail
Palau de la Musica Round Stage detail
detail

 

In The Club | Jazz musicians painting

In The Club

In The Club

A night club scene, in fantasy.

In The Club
In The Club, acrylic 22 x 30 56 x 76, SOLD

 

 

In The Club detail
In The Club detail
In The Club detail
In The Club detail
In The Club
In The Club,  pen and ink, A4, approx 8.25 x 11.5″

 

Two Fiddles at the Palau | Two Fiddles at the Palau music painting

Two Fiddles at the Palau

Two Fiddles at the Palau

 

Two Fiddles at the Palau
Two Fiddles at the Palau, acrylics, 30 x 40 cm, 12 x 16″

 

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Contrabass at Palau de la Musica
Contrabass at Palau de la Musica-  available as prints

 

Singer, Drummer, Sax, Clarinets, Singers

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Singer, Drummer, Sax, Clarinets Singers

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.

 

Singer, Drummer, Sax, Clarinets Singers
Singer, Drummer, Sax, Clarinets Singers 54 x 72cm x 18 cm, 21 x 26.5 x.75″ acrylics on canvas SOLD

 

 

Singer Sax Drummer detail 1
Singer Sax Drummer detail 1

 

Singer Sax Drummer detail 2
Singer Sax Drummer detail 2
Singer Sax Drummer detail 3
Singer Sax Drummer detail 3

Fantasy Trio

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Fantasy Quartet

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.  

Trio at the Palau, acrylics on canvas, 21 x 18 cm," 55 x 45 cm
Trio at the Palau, acrylics on canvas, 21″ x 18″,” 55 x 45 cm, SOLD
Quartet drawing
Quartet drawing pen and ink

 


Quartet by Gary J. Kirkpatrick on Vango

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica | Palau de la Musica

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Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica

The original sketch was done in the Palau de la Musica, Valencia, Spain.

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica,acrylics, 56 x 76 cm 23 x 30" on paper
Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica,acrylics, 56 x 76 cm 23 x 30″ on paper Sold
Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica, detail
Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica, detail

 

 

Palau Last Visit 2015, pen and ink, 2' x 4"
Palau Last Visit 2015, pen and ink, 2′ x 4″

 

 


Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica by Gary J. Kirkpatrick on Vango
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