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Isaac Smith - Artist - The Violist... an Oil Painting

Oil Painting - Stained Glass - Spokane, WA

Isaac Smith painted The Violist in oil as part of his Musical Series.
Isaac resides in Spokane, WAshington.

image of the oil painting, the Violist

About the Violist

The Violist

Three instruments that stir my emotions are the cello, the piano and the viola. I wanted to paint visually how I see each instrument sounding when classical music is played. I portrayed the movement of the sound using shapes and color not only within the instrument but also the person playing because the emotion comes from the person.

The sound of the viola is complex, mellower than a violin with rich tones and high pitches that are not piercing as a violin. Various warm colors were painted in large and small shapes to portray the complexity of the sound and music moving in and out of the instrument and player. Large shapes represent longer notes and small shapes the shorter staccato notes.

The Violist is 58½" by 42¾" with frame.

Contact Isaac for more information.


 

 

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