is the second result from an experiment using different materials and a very poorly-lit photograph of one of my favorite musicians taken during a live concert. I was looking for a vague overall-feel with a great merging and graying of shapes. (The first one didn't work out at all). I used vine charcoal, water and a bit of watercolor on a large sheet of heavy watercolor paper. I worked watercolor-style, from light to dark and tried to stay light-handed. The shapes were difficult to understand in the darkness of the reference, so I had the job of interpretation. I ended up with a very hazy gray picture with great mood but no punch. Something needed to be done............the magenta gouache was added flatly at the end.
"Live" is a difficult and exciting way to perform...and to paint as well.