Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Head:Hands:Heart

Oboe   oil/canvas   48 x 24
The triangle is a perfect compositional shape to me. That includes most musicians, who have a wonderfully intimate relationship with their instruments. Head...hands....tool. What could be better? As I profess to be a musician groupie anyways, painting them gives me great joy, perhaps the same kind of joy they feel when they are making music. "Oboe" was painted a few years back. At that time, my subject played the oboe at the high school level. She is currently taking a masters degree in the instrument. Her seriousness was early apparent. To me, she and her instrument share a common beauty.

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