Paintings and drawings (with music) made at concerts promoted by Leamington Music over the last few years.
ABOUT the paintings and drawings in this video
New College Choir conductor Edward Higginbottom
Yorkshire Bach Choir conductor Peter Seymour
Emma Kirkby and Michael Chance sing Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
I used overlapping painted tissue paper to evoke Emma Kirkby and Michael Chance’s voices overlapping as they sang. And as they sang a butterfly flew across them.
Emma Kirkby singing in St Mary’s Warwick
The title comes from the inscription inside the harpsichord. Her wonderful voice filling the lofty church evoked birds flying upwards, the shapes echoing the shape of her score.
Sublime Stile Antico
12 singers without a conductor, the colours relating to the different voices blending to create a translucent sound leaving the audience on cloud 9.
Avivit Caspi sings a Hebrew Lament
The expressive gestures of her hands needed no translation.
Final collage on right 34 x 63cm £450 framed
Belinda Sykes and Joglaresa
Belinda Sykes, carbon pencil 11 x 9cm £130 Joglaresa Rehearsals carbon pencil 22x30cm
Roderick Williams singing Schwanengesang
He stands very straight and still with occasional hand gesture when singing. As I like to draw figures in movement I wondered how to deal with this. Everything comes from inside expressed in his wonderful rich baritone. His voice is full of autumn colours which gave me the palette to use. Decided to paint him facing the audience as he is such a communicator.
As opposed to the occasion in Warwick Hall when he performed Wintereisse with the English translation – Roddy walked, gestured, sat with the audience, on the piano stool back to back with the pianist as he sang. It was an outstanding performance, the standing ovation was well deserved. Nobody wanted to go home!
These are sketchbook drawings, carbon pencil and graphite approx 20cm square
An Enthusiastic Conductor
Jonathan Peter Kenny, conductor of the Old Street Band performing Handel in 2012 in Warwick, gave a good opportunity to study a moving figure. I made the following based on these drawings using the Fresh Paint programme on a Microsoft Surface PC.
The Mellstock Band
Small pen drawings made at a concert in Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick. Combined into one image using Fresh Paint program on a Microsoft Surface to make the following: