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Abstract Icon: Nina Simone

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.

Nina SimoneSoulfully Yours Art Design
©2013 Brooke Holmes

Nina Simone
Soulfully Yours Art Design
©2013 Brooke Holmes

 

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite Nina Simone song?

 

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New artwork: Abstract Painting- Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

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.

Abstract painting inspired by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Abstract painting inspired by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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.

Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

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!