Monday, March 17, 2008

Music 3 (Feathers and Family)

Music 3 (Feathers and Family) 12 x 24 Mixed Media on Deep, Gallery Wrapped Canvas

I have been busy in my studio over the weekend completing a couple of paintings. This is one, and I will show you more as the week goes on.

The CD I listened to for this painting was a German Band, Die Zimmermaenner. I am not a speaker of German, so many of the words made no sense to me. The music sounded like people skipping through the park...thus the smaller canvas and lighter lines...with feathers. On this particular CD, there is a song where there are some English words spoken (not sung) by a man with a very deep voice. He says, over and over, "Mama, Baby, Joe". It is a very odd song to my English ears, but it is very catchy, too.

The painting is done with acrylics. I had begun with a base painting (click on the painting to see more) I thought would be the way I would go with this. But when I began to add glazes over it, I really liked the way it began to look, so I added the rice paper "feather" blocks and the feather like gestural mark and liked it a lot better.

I also give my apologies for not including a link to the group, however I am unable to locate a web site. If anyone knows of a web site, please let me know and I will include it.

What have you been working on lately? Let me know what you think of this one.

Note: I have been told this band actually does have a good site on MySpace, so try this link. Thanks Elizabeth for letting me know.


~Babs said...

This is a favorite Kim,,,and I love the title!

Andrea and Kim said...

Thanks Babs! You have encouraged me with this one far more than I think you realize.

Anonymous said...

Three: Mama, Baby, Joe.
The feather like shape... I'm imagining a conductor softly orchestrating them (the family) in unity.

Andrea and Kim said...

Yes, the family...3 dots, 3 rice paper applications with one being a little more transparent than the other 2!

I like your idea of the conductor softly orchestrating the family, Chewy! Conducting with a feather, not a baton.

Thanks Chewy!

david mcmahon said...

Thank you for the visit and the great comment. I wonder (re: the German CD) if NOT knowing a language makes one concentrate harder on the music .... it's all about artistic appreciation on many levels, isn't it!

Andrea and Kim said...

Thank you David. That is a great thought about not knowing the language. I have some Indian CD's here and might give those a try with this series.

It absolutely is about complete artistic appreciation.

Speaking of...I am so enjoying your photography!

Thank you for visiting here. I hope you will return again.

Unknown said...

Kim, this is another one I love! It has a calming effect on me, but it is stil dynamic because of the composition, the colours and the gesture mark too!
Die Zimmermänner????? Oh my, I have to know what their music sounds like! I don't even know them, I'm ashamed;)
anyway, if their music inspires you in such a great way, I'll have to listen to them soon!
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for all your lovely and interesting comments on my blogs,

Andrea and Kim said...

Hi Andrea! I am so glad you like this painting. I wish you could see the actual color a little more clearly as there is a lot more green in here than my computer shows...the camera shows it, so maybe it is my monitor.

I do not think you should be ashamed of not knowing Die Zimmermanner. They do not seem to have a web site, but some of their music is on YouTube.

Your blogs are so much fun! I hope you do not mind me trying out my French there. Let me know if it becomes an issue. I do not mind.

Thanks Again, Andrea!

Elis Cooke said...

Hi Kim
I love the gestural artiste mark! I also wanted to mention I love the way you are encouraging a dialogue with other artists through sharing your processes and thoughts. namaste Elis.

Andrea and Kim said...

Thanks Elis, I am finding I also love the gestural mark a lot.

Thank you for saying I am encouraging...what a lovely compliment. When we can learn and share from each other it only makes us stronger. I receive so much from so many.

Namaste (a beautiful closing, indeed)

Anonymous said...

I love this painting, Mom! It is unusual for you to use gold and the effect of it on this painting is very elegant.

Michael's band actually does have a website, sort of. It's on Myspace:


Andrea and Kim said...

Thanks Honey! It is unusual, but I have used it a couple of times lately for some reason! Weird, uh? You never know what will come out of me...and you know that all too well. I am glad you like it.

Uh Oh! I stand corrected. I will edit this posting to include it. Thanks for reminding me!

I Love You, Sweetie!