Abstract Artist Catherine Gutsche continues the project with Challenge number Ten.
"Spanish Guitar", 28"h x 46"w, acrylic, $1900
Music has always played a role in my painting. You will rarely find me in my studio without my sound track playing in the background. Quiet meditative music will give me quiet soft blues and cool greens that flow together. In this case of "Spanish Guitar" it was definitely the Spanish sounds that drove me to these hot colours and aggressive brush strokes. I don't believe I could have painted a small work with this music playing, it encouraged me to use full arm motions to achieve the impression of this sound.
I have often commented that it is my environment and surroundings that influence my work - that includes SOUND.