Thursday, January 24, 2008

I was contacted by a symphony organizer for the second year in a row to produce a poster for their philharmonic and youth symphonies. Last year I painted sections of various instruments, so this year I felt like I wanted concentrate on just one - in this case a violin. I had painted the instruments in a very representational realistic manner, which, while nothing wrong with that, I realized I was more excited about getting to paint than about what I was actually painting. This time around I incorporated elements that I always love drawing - nature and hand drawn type. Working with these elements helps to keep the piece looking/feeling like something I did, and keeps me interested. I'll be posting the finished piece when it's done.

1 comment:

todd said...

Looks cool. How big is the poster gonna be? are the words on the white background gonna easily read from far?

Because exhilaration is spelled wrong.

Other than that, it's sweet.