Painting Music

My good friend, David Marschall, former violist with the NC Symphony, suggested in 2009 that I draw JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations. I spent the next several months drawing over fifty compositions that were displayed during five performances with David and his string trio, Quercus.  I drew live during two of these performances.  Also, I drew while the trio rehearsed many times.

 

This experience revealed many aspects of my direction - I enjoyed the structure of the music composition; drawing in synch with the music kept me drawing fast and continually; and there was little premeditation or conscious thought while drawing.

Painting the Goldbergs
Painting the Goldbergs

At Burning Coal Theatre With Quercus Trio

Messiaen's Quartet
Messiaen's Quartet

For the End of Time 36 x 24 Pastel on Paper $850- Unframed $1600- Framed

Goldberg Variations #36
Goldberg Variations #36

19 x 24 Colored Pencil on Paper $600- Unframed $1200- Framed

Goldberg Variations #2
Goldberg Variations #2

63 x 42 Charcoal on Paper $2600- Unframed

Quartet for the End of Time
Quartet for the End of Time

24 x 18 Pastel on Paper $430- Unframed

Goldberg Variation
Goldberg Variation

48 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas $2000 SOLD

Goldberg Variation Detail
Goldberg Variation Detail

Detail of Goldberg Variation

Goldberg Variation #8
Goldberg Variation #8

60X40 Oil Pastel on Foam Core $2400 Unframed

Goldberg Variation #3
Goldberg Variation #3

60X40 Oil Pastel on Foam Core $2400- Unframed

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