A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I am painting a violin for a fundraising Gala for Symphony of the Mountains. The piece is finished and making its way to one of the organization members. I have never painted an instrument before and I knew there would be unique challenges to creating a design which would not overwhelm the piece. What I also learned was the practical application to creating a painting on a finished violin. The process was more tedious than I had even imagined, but I am proud of my design and how the piece turned out.
The theme for their 2015 season of performances is: A Music Mosaic
Violin Art Title: "Evolution in Substance"
Price: to be auctioned (contact Symphony for more information)
"All fine arts are a reflection of nature. A visual interpretation is but a dance between human and the perceived. Through painting, I am able to connect images with sounds and what I imagine happens when a soul speaks and words fail. This painted violin embodies the combination of the dance between art and sound and the explosion of colors as they transform and grow. I am the painter who feels its essence, my hand gives it substance and our eyes and ears behold the evolution of music." by valerie dowdy
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