The Artistic Journey of the Violin – Day One


Instrument Art and an artistic journey of a Violin

The Musical Youth Foundation,   a children’s charity that aims to provide every child on the island of Ireland with musical education sent me an invitation.   They wished to create a greater awareness of the value of music education and its life changing benefits through their campaign, accordingly, I got drawn in on

the Artistic Journey of the Violin

“Music Changed My Life”

My challenge was to use the body of an instrument as a canvas, to create a “masterpiece” entirely of my own design.

My chosen instrument was a violin

Artistic Journey of the Violin 1, instrument art, fund-raising event, musical art,
Artistic Journey of the Violin 1 – the planning stage

Seeking Inspiration

Inspiration flowed from thoughts of music,  love and nature.  I photographed the violin in situ around my garden. There seemed to be a symmetry between the child learning the musical instrument , contrasted with the efforts of the spring flowers presenting themselves in their glory, despite the ever changing weather conditions.

Artistic Journey of the Violin 2,My Garden Violin, Instrument Art
Artistic Journey of the Violin Day One – The Planning Stage

Lots of ideas crowded my thoughts – it had to be something noble enough to suit this beautiful  instrument.

I decided to wait a while and let the thoughts settle.

What would I paint?  What medium, design, colour?  Should I make it abstract?

Any ideas?

I invite you to come with me and see the journey of this violin and how it develops|

 

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Author: Donna McGee

Capturing and sharing the timeless beauty of the Irish landscape in paint !

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