Transcriptions #26: Mass in C Major

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Transcriptions #26: Mass in C Major

575.00

12" x 24" x 1.5”

Original mixed media painting on canvas

Mass in C Major – Instead of focusing on a prayer or mantra in this painting, I chose to go in a different direction. The Transcriptions series is a prayer series, but why not consider music as prayer? For centuries, music was primarily composed for religious purposes… sacred music.  So I chose to use Mozart’s Mass.

The painting was originally intended to be developed with an entirely different focus. Once I fell in love with the way I had textured the background canvas, I scrapped all prior ideas. I could no longer cover up that texture with a large piece of canvas cloth. The new design had to allow the background to show through as much as possible. Instead, I used strips of music from Mozart’s mass.

This one has loads of layers of paint. It didn’t feel quite right until I finished it off with some oil paints. I hadn’t used oils in over ten years. (I had become allergic to the oil paints.) What a thrill it was to experience the oils once again!

The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted to match the rest of the painting and it is signed and dated on the side.

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