You all will have to thank my little brother for suggesting this one to me. I loved creating Nina! Unapologetically honest, talented, and beautiful, the late great who was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in North Carolina, inspired many with her rich contralto. Gospel, jazz, blues, folk, and classical were some of the genres she sang in her concerts along with monologues and dialogues she’d tell.
Every time I see an image of her, I hear, “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, which is one of my favorite songs.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite Nina Simone song?
Hello all! I wanted to share two new pieces of art that I’ve created recently. It’s ironic that both pieces are inspired by music, which I love.
This abstract painting was inspired by a group that I heard a few years ago and fell in love with their music. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is comprised of a group of brothers from Chicago who play horn. Their father is jazz artist Phil Cohran. Their music is infectious, lively, and soulful to the ears. Even my soon to be 3 year-old was dancing to their music. When I listened to their music before I began painting, I closed my eyes and envisioned flashes of color with every note. That’s how I came up with the artwork. Make sure to peep and listen to the video I’ve embedded so you all will get an idea why I love this group so much.
I wanted to do an abstract of Bob Marley for sometime now. I looked at a few images of him as a reference before I began creating this in Illustrator. I put a great deal of detail into this to show the passion of him singing. I wished I debuted this on what would have been is 68th birthday the 6th of this month, however, life got in the way. Overall, I love the outcome and colors.
What do you think of the artwork? Which one do you like out of the two? Comment below!
February 25, 2013 | Categories: Art, Digital Paintings, Graphic Design, Inspiration, Music | Tags: abstract icon, abstract painting, art, artwork, Bob Marley, digital, digital painting, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, music, videos | Leave a comment