Paul McCartney & Wings – Picasso’s Last Words (Drink To Me)
Sentimental tune for the last sketch of the year, and I return to the theme of the first sketch, one year ago (posted below for comparison). Public thanks to Tiggerlion for posting art-related tracks for the whole of 2014 – cheers, David!
Ted Nash – Seven Shades: Monet
Nice music and Monet is one of the greats, no doubt, but I prefer Manet. I tried painting, but in the end, it was the pencil that saved the picture, I think:
Timothy Salter – Mondrian Pictures, Sheepfold In The Morning
Appropriately sparse, meditative music led me to Mondrianize myself – I donned a red shirt just for the occasion:
Joni Mitchell – A Case of You
Mournful, austere music left me starting at my image and not really recognising what I was sketching any more – the same face starting back at me for almost 30 days, I’m just not sure what I am seeing…
Bob Dylan – When I Paint My Masterpiece
Wrenched from charcoal and chalk, what was interesting about this sketch was that I started it half hearted and then got into it, so that my posture changed and I had to amend the picture as I sketched…
Deerhoof – Spirit Ditties Of No Tone
Strange music, but not unappealing, it gave me space to cut loose, first with water colours, then with pastels and pencils to sharpen things up.
Jamie Leonhart – The Beautiful Ones
Strange to hear a cover of this Prince song – his voice kept coming through in my head as I listened to it. I was rather confused by the oil pastels I was using tonight as well – odd color choices, in part.