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For those of you with painter's block let me offer this suggestion: Buy some Johann Sebastian Bach and play it in a quiet darken room. For me, Bach was the greatest composer who ever lived. He evoked feelings of pride, solitude, joy, fear, and power. From these base emotions our minds start to paint mental pictures to follow the music. From these mental pictures we can derive a new piece of art.
Many of my works have come from listening to Bach. When I sat and listened to his "Toccata in D" and felt this feeling of conflict and sadness, I came up with an idea for "Original Eviction" which was a about Satan's fall from heaven. I keep a book of ideas that come to me when listening to classical music so that I can refer to it when trying to decide what to paint next. It's a valuable tool to keep a book of ideas when looking for the next interesting project.
I hope someone finds this useful.
In my opinion, music needs to have some balance and sometimes rock and roll suites the mood. Other times it can very well be Bach or Wagner or something. Now Beethoven makes me think of drawing vegetables
Seriously though, music is obviously a preliminary necessity in the creation aspect, I think that most would agree. However, I have worked in complete silence if that was the mood that was necessary at the time.
I am not great at anything - I am in a transition
rebus wrote:Coldplay does a good job too.
Cold Play is also on my list of music I listen to while creating.. but I do listen to all kinds of music during that time. What I do is start listening to one kind of music, then look at the painting i'm working on, if I feel emotions stirring, then I know i've got the right music to listen to for that particular painting.
Sometimes I create while my little son plays beautiful music on the piano.
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