Sunday, 12 October 2014

"At the Edge of the World"

I usually make a project before making a new painting, but sometimes I like to simply turn on the music and let it inspire some thoughts and ideas that will slowly take shape under my brush. It's always a magical experience. That's how I created this painting and the inspiration came from Edvard Grieg's Holberg Suite, Op.40. I have rediscovered Grieg lately and I'm fascinated with this piece especially. 
Do try to play it (from youtube if you don't have it) while looking at my painting and let me know what you think...



"At the Edge of the World" 17x23cm, oil on board


I hope you had a great weekend :)
Have a lovely week, see you soon!

10 comments:

  1. When I saw the thumbnail photo of your post, I thought "magical". Truly.

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    1. Thank you, Terry :) Beautiful music mixed with a little bit of imagination always gives nice effects.

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  2. Terry is right - this is magical. Just truly lovely. I can feel the magic in the brush strokes, as I listen to the music. WOW!

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    1. Thank you, Saucy. It was a wonderful experience, I have to do it more often. It's great you played the music!

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    1. Thank you, Amy, I'm very happy to hear that :)

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  4. I can totally see how the music inspired you , great work !

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    1. Thank you, Jane. This music is really inspirational, isn't it. I couldn't put my brush down :)

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  5. Wow - this is truly lovely. I am going to have to play that particular piece. It certainly looks like it inspired you! Hope you have a great week too!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I just love this piece, it's so beautiful and mind-opening... It's the kind of music you just have to use creatively.

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