Here’s day one of Tiffany’s piano.
I woke at 5:00am saying, “Wow I love Mornings.” I might be a morning person haha. I wanted to work and decided that candle light and Christmas tree with a dark morning would show contrast, depth and shadows. I set up two violins that will turn into ukuleles. I opened up my piano and took my third session of a lot of pictures even after I had my friend Chrissie go to great lengths to get a great shot for me.
It’s pretty mandatory that I get a feeling like it will be good in every way before I begin, so I work like that or else my painting isn’t good and nags at me the whole time if I’m not working with a good reference.
I had to consider balancing the cobalt blue and lemon yellow of their ukuleles in a way that didn’t look like a joke and was still classy and timeless. I wanted the keys to be placed well on the page with the golden ratio n all. I didn’t want much background so the pic would apply to more places, like a music classroom. I wanted to get all the keys in too. I don’t want to cheat any keys out of the pic.
I chose a straight on pose for these reasons: no background, all keys, balance the stuff on the piano (I don’t want the rosary too much of a focus because I don’t know much about it and would get it wrong), more about the keys balanced on the canvas so I can have artistic expression on them. I brought out their school colors (blue and yellow) with photo editor, which was kind of a miracle and the main reason I finally had a clearer vision for this piece.
My vision is yellow background on left transforming to blue lined (tongue-groove wall) background on the right, blue keys on left, yellow keys on right. Brown tiger striped grand piano possibly showing gold harp inside.
I had to redo it because it wasn’t balanced on the page well. It’s too far to the left.
So I redid it and then my daughter bumps the projector and I redid it a third time just because I wanted the proportions right, then I bumped the projector (*slighlty imploded) ...and turned the projector off.
Calling this my starting point!
I think I’ll extend the book to the left and transform it into their actual hymnal booklet.