If you want to recap on my last article about beginning this Beatles project, please CLICK HERE.
If you want to recap on the whole ROCK ART series BEGIN HERE
Let’s get on with the big reveal…
Whimsical, Colourful, Bright and Vibrant
The title just encapsulates the outcome of this project. It is just dripping with juicy hues, abstract sensations and psychedelic fantasy. But what would you expect from a painting inspired purely by listening to the Beatles — non-stop?
I really felt quite taken back to my youth with this one (no, not quite to the swinging ’60’s — I’m a 70’s baby). There was just so much reminiscence going on with this painting that a bit of child-like play surfaced in the making of this bold artwork.
Compared to the Last
When I put the Radiohead painting up next to this one, I really get a sense of what I’m trying to achieve with this Rock Art project. They couldn’t be more different!
I am going to have a pictorial comparison at the end of this blog for all you curious types. Please feel free to share your views.
Without Much Ado…
Here is the final product:
Here is that comparison between the Radiohead painting and The Beatles one:
As you can well see, the difference is quite apparent. So there really is something in this whole experiment with painting to different types of music. My curiosity is peaked and I am now really looking forward to doing the rest of this series.
Because Muse has just released their 6th album (2nd law), they are going to be next in line — can’t wait to see what cosmic waves are going to come out of my paint pots this time.
The Title — Help!
Before I sign off, I haven’t come up with a title for this yet. I was wondering if perhaps you could contribute any suggestions you may have that would befit this painting — the title needs to sum it all up.
Please leave your suggestions in the comment section below. Any feedback, critique or just general banter are welcome!
UPDATE: The title is ‘Metamorphic Dilatation’ (the process of changing and expanding)
Albums that I listened to in the Making of This:
Magical Mystery Tour
My husband told me that it’s John’s birthday soon (9 October)…so,
‘Happy Birthday, John’ — missed but never forgotten, your music lives on in all of us!
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Is the Beatles painting for sale?
Hi Mike, not at the moment. It’s part of an exhibition that is still not finished. So it will be for sale once the exhibition is over but I still have 3 paintings to paint before that happens. However, I do have some really high quality canvas prints available (and a variety of other kinds of prints – photographic/metallic/framed). Here is the link if you are interested: http://www.redbubble.com/people/cheriedirksen/works/9888581-metamorphic-dilatation-the-beatles-no-2-in-the-rock-music-art-series?p=canvas-print&size=x_large
I hope that helps 🙂
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what a fabulous post this has been.
Thanks, Lisa xxx
I really love this!
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I have to post this amazing new Beatles cover done by Templeton (I’m only Sleeping) to mark this auspicious occassion of completing my Beatles Rock Art painting — I find it too synchronous that is was also released today: http://youtu.be/T7lg_ncKryU
love it!!! really heard the beetles through your painting even without having to listen to any of their music!!!
Hello Swiss Admirer 🙂 Yippee….then I have achieved what I set out to do! Thanks for your feedback. So glad you like it.
I forgot to ask you — any potential ideas about what I should name this piece? I am taking suggestions if you care to share your opinion 😀