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Title: Harp Notes

Ah, the harp – a beautiful looking and sounding instrument. Cool, somber colors.

The Crazy Notes series is my colorful tribute to musical instruments in their many forms. I am so amazed at the mechanics and beauty of these implements. They are truly functional works of art.

These pieces were created by doing some white-space masking and then watercolor washes over top. Plastic wrap was laid on top to create pools, troughs, and ridges. I sometimes leave it on to dry while other times it was removed when things had sufficiently taken shape. Finally I came back with pen and ink to add details and flare.

Musical Whimsy

Ink on Watercolor

Original Music & Musical Art by Bart Castle


  • jperrine
    jperrineabout 4 years ago

    I need to get me some good Harp tunes. Wouldn’t have a clue where to start, though. Any recommendations? This piece is fun. Love the broken string, analogous color scheme, the whole nice. Excellent.

  • jperrine
    jperrineabout 4 years ago

    that would be “whole nine”… we need an editor on this thing :)

  • Heh, yeah it’s funny how these social network sites vary in features. Thanks for checking out my work!

    – Bart Castle

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 4 years ago

    lovely. you need some harp music to accompany this perhaps? :) i love the harp!

  • Aleksandra Kabakova
    Aleksandra Kab...over 3 years ago

    GREAT series.. just perfect..

  • Thanks for all the kind comments, glad you like them!

    – Bart Castle

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