Thursday

The Piano

16" x 16" Oil on gallery wrapped Canvas Music fills the air in the House.... Gwen's hands moving up and down, her fingers playing with white and black keys... the melody wafts up the staircase to the second floor....and into the jewelry studio...

7 comments:

Sandy said...

The feeling of movement, beautiful.

sandy

John Ackerson said...

Thank you Sandy...

Ruth said...

Came over from Gwen's, gobbling up your images, the jewelry, paintings, everything. I awoke to piano music wafting upstairs growing up: my mom played. What a beautiful painting.

John Ackerson said...
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John Ackerson said...

Thank you Ruth. This painting was really fun to do. Of course, Gwen's limber fingers always inspire me...

Debbi said...

What a gorgeous painting. I love it. Do you work from photos, memory and/or life? I just wonder how you capture so much spontaneity and movement so loosely, yet right on!

John Ackerson said...

Hi Debbi!

I worked from a photo for this one, I don't always. But I often do so I can understand where the light is coming from, and how shadows are created.

The brush strokes here are laid down quickly and energetically allowing the paint to break over other colors and therefore, naturally lend themselves to a sense of movement.

This was done alla prima.