Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My Violin and Piano painting

Here is a painting I completed recently. It is of my violin and piano and painted entirely from life. I set up in the lounge with palette and easel and worked on it every day for a week. The violin is one I was given on my 18th birthday full of enthusiasm to learn, but as painting has taken over I have had to drop many things in order to give that priority. Still, no excuse really, I should practice sometime! 
But I do play the piano every day. The music in the painting is Chopin's nocturne no.2, one of my favorite pieces at the moment. Though you would find it hard to tell from my loose rendering of the notes!

Music Piece 16":x20"

Here are a few photos taken during the process. Forgive the bad quality of the images; taken with my phone.

Yes I have two pianos! Lucky girl, though the one I'm painting is atrociously out  of tune.

I loved painting the piano keys, so much fun figuring out how to bring them to life with as few strokes as possible.


  1. Yay, Lissy! I promise a letter is going out to you tomorrow. First I finally finished it. .. then it got a stamp or two and sat around ... now it'll finally go out!

    1. Yay!! I was beginning to wonder if you ever got mine! But I know you've been busy lately!! Yep, I keep my eye on you girl! Looking forward to the letter. :)