I made this as an entry for a painting contest. I painted this just a few days before graduation so it was a pretty hectic week for me. Good thing I finished it time (barely though!) This is actually the biggest painting I've made so far and I was pretty surprised at how much I ended up liking the outcome. I really had fun making it! It now hangs in my boyfriend's house...I might decide to bring it home eventually.
Shades of Sound
Height: 122 cm (48 in) Width: 91.5 cm (36 in) Depth: 3 cm Medium: Acrylic Painting consists of a silhouette of a girl wearing a headset and listening to music. There are 9 silhouettes in the painting, each one with a different background color of blue, yellow ochre, red orange, yellow green, rose pink, blue green, yellow, pthalo green, and violet. Artist’s Statement I wanted to create something that puts together my two greatest loves in the world—music and art. The way I see it, music and art are the language of the soul. A beautiful painting doesn’t come from just swirling around a paintbrush loaded with paint. No…it needs something more. Something that comes from a deeper part of a person. The same goes with writing songs or making music. One has to put his heart and soul into it or else it will turn out to be just a song, or just a painting. When I listen to music, I tend to put myself in the songwriter’s or the musician’s shoes—imagining what he must’ve been thinking or going through. And whether it was a joyous moment, a sad affair or a bittersweet goodbye—I’ll feel for that person. I know how music can really make a person feel things. My painting shows just how music can bring about certain emotions from people. For artists, words are never enough. They just never do same justice the way colors do. What better way to describe the way I feel about music than to paint it?