Here are three slide shows of some of my art, set to music.
Video: Paintings and Drawings Done at Palau de la Musica
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.
The pen and ink drawings are done on A6/ 2″ x 4″ paper, in the semi-darkness, using an ordinary pen and a brush with a water reservoir. I use both hands. Many of the interesting effects are a result of the low light conditions. Quite often the symphonic bands play original pieces by local composers.
These are of friends, relatives, a few famous people, and others I have seen along the way. Graphite, pastels, watercolor, or acrylics.
In 2014 we visited our nephew in the Peace Corps Zambia. He lived and worked in a small village in the copper belt. He helped the village build a damn so they could have more fish ponds. I call this series “The Heart of Lightness” (in contrast to Conrad’s Heart of Darkness) for the warmth of the welcome afforded us. We all come from Africa and I felt this was a welcome home. Set to Zambian music.