Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2nd in The Players series

I did not mention it in my last blog post, but I've started a new series which I call "The Players." God has given each of us a special talent and since I enjoy painting people doing what they do, this series will be of people who exercise their God-given talent by playing music. The players are those men and women who are in the background, who are so essential to "seasoning" what the lead people are doing. Music is a universal language and very much a part of our lives. I can't imagine what this world would be without music and the part the players play in bringing us the music.

I'm going to do something I normally don't. I am going to post here the beginning of the current painting I will be working on - probably for the next month or so. I'm working from a photograph that I took of the bassist in a band called "Horseshoes and Hand Grenades." I know, I also thought, what kind of name is that, but guess they had a reason for picking that name. Anyway they were performing at the Ryman Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee during the Ryman's Bluegrass segment when I saw them. This player intrigued me - as I mentioned to my friend, "he looks like he's tripping, but he is really good."  That's when I decided to do this series, starting with the piece I did of my son in performance. Not sure how far I will take it.

18x24 oil on stretched canvas

I think I'm going to enjoy doing this one. I will post as I progress on this piece.

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