Friday, April 8, 2011

Painting to the oldies--paint party friday


"My old guitar" colored pencil ACEO



This week the poll on Paint Party Friday is about what kind of music one listen’s to while creating their art.  Let’s just get this out into the open right off the bat.  I must have music playing while I am painting or I will hum.  Yes, I hum, an annoying tuneless hum.  Just a warning—tuneless hums are a deterrent to creativity.

If I turn on my tunes, then the humming takes a back seat and I sing along.  I guess I am a natural participant, so I don’t listen to classical.  I cannot do an adequate impression of a cello with my vocal cords.  So I listen to a mix of oldies and some newbies. 

If it is a particularly bright, cheerful song, I put down my brush and dance. Yes, I dance like no one is watching.  And that is just fine with me.  My studio, which is in my basement, allows me plenty of warning if someone should come down the stairs.   I will not have to live in fear that one of my kids will get a video and post it on YouTube with the title, “Mom experiencing seizure.’

So in conclusion I guess Dancing with the stars is a no go for me, and unless American Idol raises its age limit (since I am a tad above) I won’t be auditioning there either.  I will still, however, continue my habit of Painting with the oldies!  Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 

Check out paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com and all the wonderful art to be discovered there!  J


44 comments:

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love this painting so classical and elegant- I can really hear the sound of it playing in my head!
And your words, made me laugh out LOUD! I too listen to music and when a good song comes on, I practice at the hula hoop- I only do this when no one's home because my kids LOVE to laugh at me when I practice ;D
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Carol Blackburn said...

Mornin' Crystal, I paint to the sounds of silence...........shhh, I'm painting. Oh I do hear the birds chirping out in the trees nearby, or my grandson rehearsing his singing for the next school concert (he's awesome) but that's all and that's enough for me.
Enjoy your day!

Tammie said...

I love to get up and dance too!
This is a wonderful piece.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

This is such a funny post. I loved it. I listen to Pandora radio and it is typically on the DJ Tiesto station (thump.bump.music)

I love the guitar. Having just attempt to draw, redraw, and paint a violin I have a great appreciation for the quality of this instrument you have here.

Theanne and Baron said...

Favorite music and dancing while creating...excellent!

LadyCat said...

Your guitar is excellent. I love the sheen on the wood. I like all kinds of music and of course, dancing : )

craftattack said...

I love music - and dancing - while painting or dancing, it just seems to belong! Hugs, Valerie

Heather said...

i love this piece! Your work is always so good! i like all sorts of music when i work....i am into Adele, right now! LOVE her voice! xo

Marlene said...

Fun post and awesome guitar, your art and your music.

SHERI C said...

Well done. I like your BLOG too. Happy PPF!

Toni said...

So realistic. The shadows just add that much more realism to this wonderful piece!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow!Such a fabulous painting..incredibly beautiful! I have a love for all intruments and play..so i loved this work! Beautiful!!
Victoria~

Gloria said...

I always wanted to learn the guitar and I love your old guitar. Looks pretty good. Great work.

Judy Adamson said...

I'm flabbergasted at what you can achieve with coloured pencils, Crystal! I thought the guitar was a photo until I read the comments and realised it wasn't! You've inspired me to 'have a go' - once I catch up with my backlog of computer work!

I'm afraid I can't paint at all without music but it has to be from a very limited choice of the classical 'Romantic' composers - Rachmaninov, Chopin, Tchaikovsky etc. The CDs all last about 45 mins and if I'm not putting the finishing touches when the music comes to its final crashes and bangs, I've probably gone on too long and ruined it!

WrightStuff said...

Forget American Idol - you're getting another great ~British Simon Cowell export - The X Factor! No age limit there my lady!

This year a woman in her 50s made it to the semi final and now has her first album in the Top 10 of the charts. Auditions in the States started this week!!

Grab that guitar and go sing!

Christine said...

nice use of colour and shading, highlighting.

Liz Revit said...

Crystal, this painting is amazing. I love the way you've captured the highlights on the guitar.

Have a great weekend.

Melisa said...

Oh, I love this! One of the ATC themes I collect is Girls with Guitars.

Pam Tucker said...

What beautiful work you do with colored pencils! WOW! LOVE this. :)

La Abela said...

A very realistic painting and listening to guitar music it is even more. Greetings

Kristin Dudish said...

This is a fabulous guitar (and I love that you posted based on this week's poll... very cool.)

I love your sense of humor - You had me in stitches about the You tube dancing video! Ha! (When I was a mural painter I used to jump off the ladder & dance when my favorite songs came on the radio... much to my partner's horror and amusement! Ha!)

xo
Kristin

p.s. I love your captcha definitions!

p.p.s. the captcha I am seeing right now on your blog is:
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ileana said...

Love the detail in this colored pencil drawing and the use of complementary colors really bring the guitar to life. The music is nice, too...all around great job!

Deanna said...

I love your guitar painting! I can't believe that is colored pencil. That's not how they look when I use them. lol. It's nice to not live in fear of being plastered all over YouTube isn't it. :)

Julie said...

Fabulous guitar, very charming.

Anne said...

What a great post!

Love your guitar!

ThisTinder said...

lol...."Mom experiencing seizure" haha! Hey, if you've got the right spirit, who cares about rhythm! Great work and goes perfectly with the PPF theme! Thanks for visiting my blog too :)
~Kerry

Julia Christie said...

I love this post! I love my music on too when creating! And I've been know to bust a righteous move now and again with my little ones!!! ;-)
Thanks for the smile!!

Smiles back

And what a great guitar too! Love yor art!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent painting and great post Crystal!! Take Care!

Msartist said...

Love the guitar! Great job.
Happy PPF! Theresa

ger chouinard said...

Hey Crystal! I LOVE oldies! You do amazing things with pencils! I too could be caught dancing all by myself (empty nesting now ... so the kids won't catch me anymore) great talking with you ... hope to get togther again next week!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! that is some Guitar!!! love listening to guitar!!!

Wonderful piece....

Hope you pop by every Saturday on my blog for "Sweet Saturdays"

Netty said...

Totally amazing, so realistic....Have a great dancing weekend, Annette

Hybrid J said...

Lovely little guitar work. Very realistic. Well Done! :)

Lee said...

Great guitar!
I like to listen to oldies, too. Do a little singing in the car as I take off to meet a friend. Anybody sees me - Oh well :D

Annabelle said...

Perfect post....and beautiful guitar/music.

Annabelle ~^..^~

EVA said...

A great post and ACEO, Crystal, inspired by music! When you were talking humming I kept hearing in my head "whistle while you work" from Snow White (Cinderella?).

I love the dancing too! Not enough room for me to do that in my art space but I love that you can!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

What a fabulous guitar! I love the rich blue background...ACEOs are so fun! You are so funny--do I have to worry about the kids secretly videotaping and putting on youtube my embarrassing moments?!?! They wouldn't dare....HAve a wonderful weekend :)

dthaase said...

this is really incredible work! I love the coloring

Lynn Stevens said...

I can almost hear the music coming from your guitar! and I'm with you dance like no ones watching!!!
Lynn

angelself said...

Great drawing, Crystal!! Excellent, realistic work. The highlight just makes it pop, and the color combination is so pleasing. I love it =) Also love your sense of humor...I have been singing and dancing lately, too. Kathryn

Mary Hysong said...

Love your guitar! I sing to the radio all the time (C&W is my style) but my kids all ask me politly to shut up when they are around cuz I can't carry a tune in a bushel basket. And yeah, I've been known to break out into dancing too! Happy PPF!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Wonderful use of light and shadow with your guitar. Delightful post. :)

Margaret said...

"I dance like no one is watching"! May I borrow that for a poem title and idea. So so funny!

Anonymous said...

THX for sharing

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