Working with music

The brief for this exercise is to listen to several pieces of instrumental music, at least 10 minutes long, each different in mood, instrumentation and style; and paint what the music evokes.

Watercolour exercises 32 (9)

J S Bach (1685-1750)_ Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 in watercolour_ 21 June 2015

56 x 38 cm 

 

 

Watercolour exercises 32 (10)

W A Mozart (1756-1791)_ Symphony No 41 in C major KV 551, 1. Allegro vivace in watercolour_ 21 June 2015

56 x 38 cm

 

 

Watercolour exercises 32 (11)

 

N Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)_ Sheherazade 1. The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship in watercolour_ 22 June 2015

56 x 38 cm

 

 

Watercolour exercises 32 (12)

 

J Rodrigo (1901-1999)_ Concierto de Aranjuez  2. Adagio  in watercolour_ 22 June 2015

56 x 38 cm

 

 

I was quite methodical in this, listening to the music to let it inspire my choice of colours and shapes; first making notes while listening and with a vague notion of form and colour painting while the piece was playing.