Peter’s Crazy Aunt Dances to Bach on the Strand

Listen! Click the orange word “Listen!” and the music will open in a separate window.


Edward G. Nilges, “Peter’s Crazy Aunt Dances on the Strand: Line Study”: pencil, pen, A4 size, 26 Nov 2011


Edward G. Nilges, “Peter’s Crazy Aunt Dances on the Strand: Chiaroscuro Study 1”: pencil, pen, fuser, A4 size, 26 Nov 2011

Edward G. Nilges, “Peter’s Crazy Aunt Dances on the Strand: Chiaroscuro Study 2”: pencil, pen, fuser, and Gimp for paper tone & white highlights: A4 size, 26 Nov 2011

Edward G. Nilges, “Peter’s Crazy Aunt Dances on the Strand: Colorascuro Study”: pencil, pen, fuser, Gimp for paper tone & white highlights, colored pencils: A4 size, 26 Nov 2011

“In the best of all possible worlds, art would be unnecessary. Its offer of restorative, placative therapy would go begging a patient. … The audience would be the artist and their life would be art.”

Glenn Gould

That is (das ist) about suffering, or painting, they were never wrong, the Old Masters: it was for them a contrapuntal and layered process. Michelangelo may have preferred his line drawing of the Sybil to the final fading Fresco, and we know Leonardo failed magnificently, like Orson Welles.

Music is harder, it has to be perfect?

The next step is the full size cartoon. I gotta figure out why my new camera isn’t working. I hate those diversions into tech, it reminds me of a former life. Perhaps I can get a shop clerk at Fortress in Causeway Bay to assist me. I like taking intermediate pictures to test them (by doing Leonardo’s mirror test) and to enhance them with Gimp.

My cheap assed scanner simply doesn’t register colored pencils. My camera shall do a better job on acrylics.

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