Monday, October 06, 2008

Murderer of Crows

"Murderer of Crows", 8" x 10" watercolor, acrylic, pencil and charcoal

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds represent some of the moodiest, most wonderful music to paint to. Well, at least it floats my boat! Particularly for the narrative aspect. I don't interpret narrative lyrics directly into an illustration or painting too often. No, in most instances the story of the song, the images the song creates in my mind directs an associated image. Sometimes it's a small symbol and sometimes it's more obvious.

This piece was in part inspired by The Carny which I've always found to be a terrific song for this time of year. My roommate freshman year at Ohio University said it reminded her of haunted house music. That made me smile. I like that thought.

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