The Sweet Spot

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Day 8 in the #30paintingsin30days challenge. This is an acrylic painting on wood panel (12×12). I play clarinet and just adore all aspects of it (with the exception of the sound of an A note). It’s elegant looking (black and silver), perfectly sized and has a versatile sound (Jazz to orchestra). While I admit, it is not a “cool” instrument – doubt we’ll get a charismatic politician to play it on a late night show nor will we get a Clarence Clemons like figure to play clarinet in the rock world. I could still dream! I also kinda like it not being cool.

I titled this the “Sweet Spot” because it is focused on the lower joint. This is where you’ll find the keys for the lower register, the sweet spot of the clarinet’s sound.

Let’s play dominoes

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Day 7 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge. This is a mixed media of domino tiles, acrylic paint and casting epoxy on wood panel. I used up my pour paint medium and wanted to try something different. We had a dominoes set at work that was missing a couple tiles and I took them (got the program new sets)  with the intention of one day making some art out of them. I like their simple design.

I really like the way this came out and will need to work out a few kinks – how to set it up so that the epoxy doesn’t bleed out on the sides and having enough epoxy to fill it up to the top of the tile level. More things to research!