Oil painting of lady playing cello, in blues and umkbers
Oil painting on canvas, stretched over a 20x24 wooden frame, with the sides painted, so there is no need to do any framing: it is ready to be hung.
This continues a series that I had I started long ago about musicians, with a guitarist in different shades of blue and a flautist in green (the last one was used on the cover of an LP in South Africa) as well as some charcoal sketches of guitarists and other musicians, which were sold before I left South Africa. As recording engineer I worked very closely with musicians for most of my life and could observe them in detail. The cello is one of my favourite instruments with its deep, sonorous sounds.
This lady cellist is, of course, reminiscent of Jacqueline du Pre, but it it is not a portrait of her at all. This cellist has long blonde hair that flows over her shoulders and partly obscures her face, as she leans forward to cajole the necessary notes out of the instrument. She is dressed in a lilac dress with her leg exposed up to the knee, as she accommodates the cello that rests against her body.
The cello is, of course in various shades of brown with the light reflecting off it in yellow and the pale blue sky is filled with floating white objects, representing the notes she is producing, which turns into the stars of the title.
Even though it is very representative, I did not want to put too much detail in: for instance, the bottom of the cello disappears into the multi-coloured blueish background on purpose and the shadow area at the back of the cello, on her body, is not detailed at all..
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