Button Accordion

Ken Powers

Tacoma, United States

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This old button accordion belonged to my wife’s Great-Grandmother who apparently got it when she was a little girl. I have simplified it and left off a lot of the graphics but have tried to loosely interpret the age of the instrument. It is painted with a combination of Winsor and Newton, Daniel Smith, and Rublev 18th century reproduction watercolor paints on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper. The texture of the cold-pressed Arches paper allows this particular type of large grained single pigment paint to granulate and collect in very interesting and unusual ways. The original of this piece has been sold but its original size was 14″ × 10″. It belongs in the private collection of the accordion player for the Celtic/Rock/Punk band The Mighty Regis.

Featured in Music Of The Spirit group in June 2010.
8th Place Finisher in I’ve Got The Music… challenge.
10th Place Finisher in Vintage Feel To It challenge.
4th Place Finisher in Old Time Music and Instr… challenge.

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