Title: Fiddle Notes
The fiddle/violin/viola is the smallest of the “orchestral” stringed instruments. It has held a place in music for a long time now and crossed over into to almost every genre of music in some way.
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.
Ink on Watercolor
Original Music & Musical Art by Bart Castle