Saturday, 4 September 2010

BLUEGRASS

I am learning to play the Banjo, ohh yes ! me fingers are killing me , its something I always wanted to do, about ten years ago my wife bought me a mandolin for my birthday, thinking "maybe" that this was what I wanted , I did like the Mandolin and did try to play it but I gave up after a while , I am not going to give up this time , BLUEGRASS is the type of music I will be playing , I have already completed a lot of dance type paintings , one thing I have noticed for sure is the way peolple ( including little Jack ) move when listening to different types of music, there are obviously different types of dance but I am talking about the effects on us as we listen, people listening to classical music generally move there heads from side to side,  rock music its up and down, salsa is hips and bluegrass is fingers and feet, I am going to be painting a few more of these pictures .
This weekend I am going down to Birmingham as Washington Green Fine Art will be releasing some more of my paintings as Limited edition prints .

7 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

these are beautiful, playful and full of energy Keith. I particularly like the play of light! good luck with the music career:)

KEITH PROCTOR Painting blog said...

Hi Rahina hope all is well with you and yours, cheers for the comment / Keith

Veronica said...

In Feb i saw Jumping Jack, fell in love with him but couldn't afford it! Two weeks later my Mum (96yrs) died. Weeks later i found an insurance policy. She had left the proceeds(£200) to me. By the time the money came through i couldn't find a copy of Jack. On Mon i found one, it was delivered on Wed and now has pride of place on my wall. I miss my Mum but the picture makes me smile. Just thinking about it makes me smile. Jack is my husband leaping bouncing jumping full of the joy and exhuberance of life. I'm the young girl wanting to leap and bounce but only risking one foot as i need to keep the other on the ground to keep us connected to the realities of life. We've been together for 47yrs so we must be doing something right! Thankyou for my picture and good luck to you for all the good things life has to offer.

KEITH PROCTOR Painting blog said...

Veronica ... So glad you got the picture you wanted and that it means so much to you, its very nice to here that , cheers / Keith

sarah said...

I have just discovered your work and am very very excited. I purchased a print "My Space". I was wondering if you have thought about painting a picture of just your daughter? I am also hoping to purchase an original of your works. Thankyou

KEITH PROCTOR Painting blog said...

Sarah
Thankyou for taking the time to comment and for purchasing "My Space" / Keith

Susan Roux said...

Just finding you... Hi. You have a wonderful active subject to paint! Love your whole series of him.

Good luck with your music.