The Artistic Journey of the Violin – Day One

Instrument Art and an artistic journey of a Violin

The Musical Youth Foundation, is  a children’s charity.  They  aim to provide every child on the island of Ireland with a musical education.

They  sent me an invitation!  It was their wish to create a greater awareness of the value of music education and its life changing benefits through their campaign.  Needless to say, 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

I have come across this recently updated and comprehensive guide to buying a violin which I think might interest you:

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

Landscape & Abstract Artist inspired by the timeless beauty of the Irish landscape

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