These last touches include adding the musical notes, painting the feather, rendering the violin strings and lettering the type on the spine of the blue book.
The painting hangs together well with the theme and disparate objects. The risky part was putting in the paint tubes...the rest of the objects in the painting have somewhat of a romantic connotation, but, to me, squeezed paint tubes do not. I was at a loss as to what I could put in the set-up to represent the "artist." The paint brushes work well and are somewhat camouflaged by resting on the piano music. I think the paint tubes are fun and certainly say "oil painter."
It will be a while before I demonstrate another painting on this blog. This painting "Inspirations" will be shown in my one person show at American Painting Fine Art from April 30 to June 11. See the calendar page on my website for details.