Thursday, January 18, 2007

"1770 Thir Violin Scroll Study"


This is a study of the scroll top of the violin my Mom used to play as first violinist with my Grandpa's NBC Orchestra. "Joannes Georgius Thir Facet Viennae Anno 1770" reads the label inside. It's a size 7/8. It amazes me to think of all the music it has made in 237 years! It fills the house with a brilliant sound perfect for orchestra, and an amazing volume when she winds up her ambition and decides to break it out of its case and play it a few time a year. It's understandable that she doesn't want to play often, as she was giving recitals at age three! Her other violin is even older, and I will do it the next time, in full body, when I next want to do a fussy study. The violin is propped on the edge of its case, and I like the composition of the lines and colors. I posted it on 1-02 below as a WIP and was waiting for it to dry for a couple of weeks. It was fun, I learned some new tricks with it, and I'm glad it's done.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

TK -- I love this painting, it's my favorite of yours by far... don't know why, maybe the colors and the warmth of feeling... awesome. Keep up the great work! your buddy, Mark from SF