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I’ve been working on a series of commissioned paintings of a fiddle that has seen some shit, y’all. It has all these wonderful scratches and knicks and is all kinds of crazy beat-up. It’s wonderful and someday I hope to hear the stories behind the scars. The first of the four paintings doesn’t highlight the more abused spots on the fiddle, so we’ll start with that one. FYI, painting lettering sucks, but I’m happy with how this bit turned out. Painting wood grain is hard on the hands, but oddly satisfying. There’s something soothing about just drawing lines over and over – kind of like painting fur.
Here’s the first fiddle painting:
Prints and other gear available here.
I was editing the photo of the violin painting I posted recently because the blue of the photo wasn’t quite right, and I played with it a little too much. Suddenly, I had a really fun collection of digitally manipulated photos of the painting, so I crammed them together for a new print, available here. If you know a budding or even accomplished violin or viola player, this might be a great present for the holidays.
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Just finished up another painting and am loving the colors. There’s something about stringed classical instruments that feels luxurious. They’re all Mozart-y and shit. I kind of wish I had learned to play the violin or the cello in middle school and high school instead of the flute. I hate the flute. It’s all flute-y and shit. Anyway, all of that is irrelevant, except that it’s not because it totally pertains to the new painting:
Original for sale at http://shop.emilypageart.com/t/realist-works