Paint Out Loud...the story behind the art
Can you think of more fun than grooving with Aretha Franklin while you do your "thing"? This is a series of how Aretha Franklin helped me create a lovely painting....I had so much fun. Never underestimate the power of great music! I am sure you know that.
Often I paint in silence, it feels soothing to me, but for this painting I was definitely in the mood for some great rhythm and soul and Aretha was my go-to. I got great energy from her music - who wouldn't.
The canvas already had a completed piece on it that was nice - but nice is all....so I decided to use the great texture that was there and paint over it. The music helped to distract me from what was already down so that I could go in a completely fresh direction.
I hope you'll follow the series and see how I go from painting over a piece, to a new completed piece...ah, what would I have done without Aretha?
Next post shows photos of stages in the painting, and then the final painting:http://www.nandavisart.com/paint-out-loud/aretha-and-i-completing-a-painting
"Sunflower", Oil on canvas, 24 x 30