The ArtInMusic Blog, started in early 2010, is nearing 700 entries. These posts tell the story of each artwork and music box.

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  • S_V_H Music Box Woodstock revision

    What the visitor needs to know: fggf _____________________________________ Going Deeper: _____________________________________ Back in November 2020, my studio was a small office room in a wonderful home in a surprising, but conservative town of Owatonna, Minnesota. My wife, Barbara, and I were house sitting for my daughter and her family, who had moved back to Wisconsin. … Continue reading S_V_H Music Box Woodstock revision

  • S_V_H Post no. 700 – Bach Prelude 2020 Updated

    What the visitor needs to know: 700:This is my 700 blog post. I started documenting this story in early 2010. This is the story of a loose canvas 2020 music box project that as it was could not be displayed or played. ds View Post Going Deeper: Photo 7: The original canvas, painted with no … Continue reading S_V_H Post no. 700 – Bach Prelude 2020 Updated

  • S_V_H the shape of my heart final image

    What you, the visitor, need to know: ___________________________________________ Going deeper: ___________________________________________ Photo 1 & 6: When I shot this video of this artwork, I thought I was finished. After posting it later that day I could no longer avoid my dislike for the empty center of the artwork. I had a growing feeling that I … Continue reading S_V_H the shape of my heart final image

  • S_V_H The Shape of my Heart image 4

    What you, the visitor, need to know: _________________________________________________________________________ Going deeper: _________________________________________________________________________ Photo 1: This is an open artwork with a large amount of empty middle that will fill with the shadows from the music that are not as noticeable in the bright North light and studio lighting. Although a little unusual, none of the cover … Continue reading S_V_H The Shape of my Heart image 4

  • S_V_H Shape of my heart image 3

    What you, the visitor, need to know: _________________________________________________________________________ Going deeper: Photo 1: The top left and bottom right 16×20 speaker box canvases, which I have written the graffiti lyrics, share the same green color used in the musical notes. Those two canvases and the two smaller 8×8 canvases will be mounted on top of the … Continue reading S_V_H Shape of my heart image 3

  • S_V_H Shape of my Heart first image

    This is the current image of the next high end music box with the cover music, The Shape of My Heart. On the floor of my studio, again using my large supply of stretched canvas, I have put together a frame that will hold all the artwork cover music. This study of the artwork is … Continue reading S_V_H Shape of my Heart first image

  • S_V_H Shape of my Heart

    My next project is Shape of my Heart, written and sung by Sting. The above image shows an artwork plan that will accommodate over forty pieces of this music. My note size is 2 3/4″ (64mm). In this image I have lined up 22 of these notes along the bottom area to make sure there … Continue reading S_V_H Shape of my Heart

  • S_V_H One Thousand years Final

    This is the final image of the commission work, One thousand Years. Although this is not a favorite choice of music for me to paint, it is understandable that the lyrics and the music together have created a very popular wedding song. I started to create the cover music for the artwork on July 18th … Continue reading S_V_H One Thousand years Final

  • S_V_H One Thousands Years image 1

    This is a commissioned work requested by my brother for his son’s wedding later this August. I will not say anymore about this beginning of this project, for there is an interesting technique I stumbled carelessness into. The music for this project was written and sung by a Christina Perri that I have never heard … Continue reading S_V_H One Thousands Years image 1

  • S_V_H Crazy Final Image

    This is the final image of Crazy with its stands attached. When close to finishing an artwork, I will build the stands to allow better access to complete the work. The alternative would be to place the artwork on easels, making it difficult to access the stereo system, or the music notes attached to the … Continue reading S_V_H Crazy Final Image