‘Padded Cell’ is definitely the right category for this one… Does anyone else paint whilst listening to music?
I am not a good painter by any measure, but I enjoy mucking about with watercolours, acrylics and oils - often whilst listening to music.
I had an urge this afternoon to do something brash and abstract, in oranges and reds, in acrylics.
I was slapping away with Brendel’s Beethoven Moonlight sonata on full blast in my study, totally zoned out and on another plane, but when the last movement kicked in, presto agitato (!), I found myself bashing away in bold, aggressive stokes and in time with the music. It felt quite animal!
The picture is strictly for me, but I am fairly pleased with it and it’s going in a lovely gold frame I have when it’s dry.
I’ll get my coat.