This week’s photo challenge is to share a picture of curves. These watercolor pictures are filled with curves!
I was entering an art show that was held in conjunction with a music recital and the theme of the show was “Painting Music.” As I pondered how to do this, I realized that I was not constrained to a two-dimensional format – and I chose to make a book that opens on the diagonal so the “music” on the pages would flow out toward the viewer, much like a listener can be engulfed in a piece of music.
Then I pondered how to paint the music on the pages. Linda Halcomb, another watercolor artist, does paintings that are filled with lines and circles and wonderful colors. As I looked at her blog (see the sidebar for a link) I realized that lines and colors like the ones she uses could represent music. And as I sketched and thought, the idea became my own, with lines of melody entering and exiting, crossing, curving, and connecting, and ending in a finale of fireworks.
I painted three panels, folded them, glued them together, and put them between two covers to become “Melodic Lines,” an art book.
Here is the book as it sits closed: