The other night I decided to start a piece I had been wanting to do for a while. My friend T.R.O. has custom painted several guitars, and they are beautiful. Mostly original pieces, he has also painted Starry Starry Night on one (seen in the picture below) as well as an entire Richie Havens series for and auction benefiting one of our local theaters. Well, a while ago, he gave me a guitar, all primed an ready to go, so I could do one myself. I hesitated on starting because I was waiting for an amazing idea. I never got one, but I got the urge to start painting it, and so I did.
|Me with the Starry Starry Night Guitar by T.R.O.|
I’ve been taking photos each time I add more to it. I started by sketching out whatever came to mind; which so happened to be flowers and swirly lines. I decided the lines would become bars of music and then began painting.
It’s far from finished, but I’m excited about how it’s turning out.