Mozart was the first composer that I was introduced to in Grade 12, many moons ago. The first note I heard, twisted my heart into a music rainbow, and I fell instantly in love. The movie Amadeus was in theatres, one of my best friends, a piano player, gave a Mozart music concerto performance around the same time, and another friend's dad had the soundtrack to the Amadeus movie that he copied for me on cassette. Yes I know, now I have dated myself!
Coming from a family of country music enthusiasts, Mozart was not a welcomed guest at first. My mom used to cringe when I played Mozart as I was studying for college. It had the same effect on her as my sister's heavy metal music had on her. She told me she wanted to cover her ears and run. Happily now, she enjoys classical music on occasion. I guess I may have planted a musical seed in my earlier years.
I am still a huge fan, and am currently making my way through a piano book of Mozart's compositions, at the easy level. I have been taking piano lessons for three years now, what a mental workout. I hope Mozart doesn't mind my version of his music!
With my latest piece of art, I wanted to show you what I hear when I hear Mozart's music. The music is Divertimento in E flat Major, for strings trio, K563: VI Allegro.
I hope you enjoy the steps. To apply the paint, I used a variety of tools, my fingers, paint brushes, bubble wrap, pen lids, sequin waste, a spray bottle, and a fork, to name a few. Turning the canvas every few minutes helped me to let go and just have fun.
Here is a YouTube video with my art and the music it was inspired by!
Here are a few close-ups!
Happy Paint Friday!
I am positively grateful for Mozart and am totally inspired by his passion and gift of music!