Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Music Soothes ...

Again I find I must apologize - I cannot believe that I have not posted here since March 7th. I keep telling you that I'm going to do better, but do I?  No!!  I would have to say that is a pretty poor way to keep those who follow my blog interested.

However, in defense of myself, for some reason I have not been motivated to do any of the activities that I usually enjoy. Such as painting.  When I discovered this picture I was so taken with the sweet innocence it portrayed that I just had to do a painting of it. Got it sketched in, did the underpainting, and started laying in the color.  It was at that point that I - just like an inch worm - inched through it until finally I felt I could call it finished. The background may appear unfinished, but that was the look I wanted it to have - blurry but clear enough to give the viewer the idea of what they were viewing.  I wanted the main focus to be on the boy, his flute and his "audience."  I hope I've accomplished that.

I've titled it "Music Soothes ...."  I'm not too pleased with that title so if you have a better one, let me know.

Until next time, mahalo for looking and I will try to be better about posting more regularly.