Monday, January 06, 2014

Playing Bach - original oil figurative painting

I painted this 8 x 8" on Gessobord while listening to the presentation of Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan; just finished listening to Europe's Last Summer by David Fromkin.  Kind of on a World War I kick here.  Both are really good and I recommend them.  Plus, as I listened, I ate Luden's cherry cough drops, a carryover from childhood that is as wonderful as I remembered.  It's almost worth it to have a cough.
What do y'all listen to when you're painting?  Or maybe you find it distracting.  I do occasionally have to run it back if I lose track, but for the the most part, I can now hardly paint without listening to music or a book.
The photo is shiny, as the painting is still soaking wet, but I wanted to get something ready to post.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


myra anderson said...

she's beautiful! this painting is light, airy and refreshing! I listen to all manner of music while I paint!

hmuxo said...

LOVE, LOVE this one, Connie!!!
Her pose and colors are perfect. I also love your latest!...beautifully painted!!!!

Connie said...

Thank you so much, Hilda - I'm delighted you stopped by!

Connie said...

Such a nice comment, Myra - I appreciate it!