Sul Ponticello ©St. Hilaire Nelson
Rest assured, even though I have not been blogging much about my Music show, I have been working on it! I have some lousy iPhone photos that I took at the crack of dawn when it was still dark outside. I have yet to get good photos, and maybe that's why I have not been blogging about it. What I need to do is take the iPhone photos of the work in the daylight, then I'll be all set.
I play the violin with the Maitland Symphony Orchestra and so you will be seeing some violins, due to the personal connection. I have been playing since I was in the third grade, through the public school. I never realized how lucky we were to have stringed instruments available to us in public school in New England. Here in Florida, my daughter had to wait until middle school and no strings, just band. AND they choose the instrument for you.... I digress.
I'll replace this with a better image, but I just wanted to give you a taste of what's been going on with the music. The strings on this violin were created by tearing very thin strips of white paper and then rolling them together between my fingers to form a raffia like strand which I glued down with my gloss gel medium. I had thought about using real string, but I think this is more "pure" being that it's paper. the background is drippy fluid acrylics with spattering over clear primed wood, you can see the grain through the paint.
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