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Category:Artistic
Subcategory:Paintings
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ah! Music

ah! Music

Title: ah! Music
Original: 1993, 11 x 9.5 inches, watercolor on Arches paper

Description: A Beethoven sonata becomes art when the notes, phrasing, dynamics, rests, technique, etc, are masterfully expressed. The playing is infused with emotion because the artist knows the pauses gives color and passion to the notes.

In making music of my life, I need to use the rests (pauses) for the purpose of spending time with my Creator • learn more who Jesus is and who I am in Him • to gain perspective on the notes (relationships/moments/events) • to give expression to the entire score (life) God has given.

The background was made by cutting the shape of the white piano keys in wax paper, arranging and painting around them.