Red Hot & The Blues Music Art

 In Abstracts, Bold Strokes, Mostly Red, Oils, Red's Art

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Medium: Mixed Media (Oils & Acrylics)

Original sizes:
  • 36" x 60"
  • 60" x 36"
Print sizes:
  • 24" x 12"
  • 24" x 18"
  • 30" x 24"
  • 36" x 18"
  • 36" x 24"
  • 40" x 30"
  • 48" x 24"
  • 48" x 36"

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One might say I create blues music art for my paintings come alive while often listening to the blues. Red Hot & The Blues is my manifestation of expressing my mood and perhaps emotional state as paint and canvas become one. As an artist, the Blues have a significant role in my life. You can often find me painting, dancing and oh yes, singing to the blues as I create my abstracts. Just like this one.

Red Hot & The Blues Music Art, 60 x 36 Mixed Media Abstract Room Setting

Then you add red hot, and this will further describe me while a paint. For Red Hot is exhibiting or marked by intense emotion and enthusiasm.  Whether the intensity is high with foolishness and happiness or embraced with seriousness, my feelings will show honestly and openly through my completed work.

I don’t always listen to the blues while I paint. Indeed, I do like a wide range of musical genres. But listening to the Blues while I bring to life my creations is a favorite of mine. I think the Blues has such soul and depth; music that just seems to touch me. The result you might call it Blues Music art.

Red Hot & The Blues By Red Wall View

Blues Music a form of Art

Blues is a genre that contains strong themes of social inequality, poverty, hardship and violence as well as love, happiness, faith and hope. Indeed, the blues has deep roots in American history, particularly African American history. In fact, the blues originated on Southern plantations in the 19th Century. Its inventors were slaves, ex-slaves and the descendants of slaves—African American sharecroppers who sang as they toiled in the cotton and vegetable fields.

Additionally, it is a strongly expressive art form through which the musicians have documented the cultural history of the black community through slavery, segregation and civil inequalities and injustices. It’s generally accepted that the music evolved from African spirituals, African chants, work songs, field hollers, rural fife and drum music, revivalist hymns, and country dance music. The blues grew up in the Mississippi Delta just upriver from New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.

Red Hot & The Blues Music Art, 60 x 36 Mixed Media Abstract Room Setting 1

Although instrumental accompaniment is almost universal in the blues, the blues is essentially a vocal form. Blues songs are lyrical rather than narrative; blues singers are expressing feelings, emotional states rather than telling stories. The emotion expressed is generally one of sadness or melancholy, often due to problems in love.

Regardless, this painting titled Red Hot & The Blues expresses my emotional state with its many layers created through swipes of the palette knives. Mostly oils were used to create the various color bands with their many sizes and directions. Alternatively, acrylic paint provides the background. So together, the oils and acrylics represent an aggregated textured of an emotional state. The Blues Music becomes an expression in my art.

“If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper

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Dare to Feel,


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