art, artist, Emily Page artist, fiddle, instrument, music, musical instrument, oil on board, oil painting, painter, painting, painting wood grain, Raleigh artist, stringed instrument, viola, violin, wood grain
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.