Wednesday, September 12, 2012
music of art
Let me explain. First here is the link to the Youtube video of the song. You might want to listen to understand what I am trying to explain. Link. A song like this reaches deep inside you. The actual music is a simple arrangement of notes. It is in the playing, the slowing, the hesitations- almost silences, small changes from guitar to piano to harmonica, and the soulful voice that move and keep your constant attention. The notes wrap themselves around you like a warm, sad, blanket.
So why do I compare this to a painting? Well it's the same. What is a good painting? It is one that makes you want to look really look over and over again. Each time you look you are rewarded by something delicious, a new moment. There is some mystery and wonder. The passages in the painting vary. There is calm and there is excitement. There are twinkling moments, yet one part doesn't take over, instead they play together. The strokes aren't consistent, but there is flow.
Each painting must be the search for this beauty.
Think about it and tell me what you think.
PS This painting is from one of my painting spots here - Lake Needwood. I finished it in the studio this morning. Music on my mind.