Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mozart in Heaven




Today is my father's birthday. He died in 1998, but every year on his birthday, to remember him, I make some piece of art. Often, I give it to a family member, but today, I am giving it to Steve, by placing it in his mole pocket.

The first is the original watercolor abstract, Mozart in Heaven, 5 x 8 on Utrech Bristol. In memory of my father, I painted it with a child's Crayola watercolor set.

The second one, Mozart in Heaven Blink, I added a color gradient in the background digitally in Photoshop. (Blink is Blue and Pink). My father loved Mozart--so do I. Click images to view a little larger.

4 comments:

steve said...

A lovely tribute! I look forward to its arrival Mary!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Steve, I wanted you to have it! :-D

Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller said...

How did you find me, Mary? Thank you for your comment on my Raven Walks Like a Man. I am so drawn to Mozart in Heaven with this alternate background. Beautiful.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hi Beth! I found you by googling Raven images, because I am working on one so I wanted to study others for ideas.

Thank you for your kind comment, I wish I were as good an artist as you are.