This painting began with five straight lines fanning randomly downwards from the upper-right corner of the surface.
Those random lines transformed into the outlines of the fingerboards. Once the fiddles were complete and painted, I noticed that the C-shaped waists of the violin bodies resembled Spock-like ears, which inspired the addition of facial features. The simple pencil lined, expressionless faces played against the strong magenta of the violins’ bodies project an eeriness and etherealness.
Acrylic on board 18 x 24
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