Friday, 6 September 2013

New Girls

I have made a new playlist of songs to listen to while painting...

'Royals' by Lorde
'You Don't Know Me' (feat. Regina Spektor) by Ben Folds 
'Going The Distance'  by Cake
'Dog Days Are Over' by Florence + The Machine 
'Ratchet' by Bloc Party
'Going Underground' by The Jam
'Battle of Who Could Care Less' by  Ben Folds Five
'That's Not My Name' by The Ting Tings 
'We Used to be Friends' by The Dandy Warhols
'Burn Bridges' by The Grates
'Little Lion Man' by Mumford And Sons
'Rockin' the Suburbs by Ben Folds
'Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others' by The Smiths
'Take A Bow' by Glee Cast
'Gonna Make It' by Vydamo
'Payphone' (feat. Wiz Khalifa) by Maroon 5

This is my absolute favourite song at the moment. How cute is this kid? She's like 17 or something and totally awesome.

I have always strongly associated music with art and painting. I can hear a certain and song and I will instantly remember painting a particular piece while listening to it. These songs are all quite upbeat and new(ish)! Which is strange for me. I usually have  a playlist full of Janis, The Beatles, old Showtunes and  Madonna. Although there is some Smiths and one lame Glee cover of a Rhianna song in there, which I like singing, so shut up.

I used to use song lyrics in paintings a lot. I liked how words could enhance the visual and make an interesting message. I was often pleasantly surprised when people interpreted the words in a completely new way. Sometimes, the lyrics or words was alienating to people, if they didn't connect with the words. 

The paintings I am working on now are just visual. NO words. I am not relying on anything to form a connection between the viewer and the girl. Just the girl.

And I am really enjoying just sitting on the back deck, with my easel and paints, the boys playing around me (and not driving me too nuts!) singing along and painting again. I have missed it. Thanks to everyone who was so supportive of my facebook sale the other day. It reminded me that I love painting and that people love what I do. Cheers, Loves.

The boys have become quite taken with 'That's Not My Name' by the Ting Tings. 

Eli will walk around singing, "They call me Jasper. They call me Jasper. That's not my name. That's not my name." That song should be the Twins Anthem! They might start singing it at Kindy.

What's your favourite song right now? Do you like show tunes?

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