It’s Almost Time For Our Next Online Atelier!

Call for Music:

The time has come...

As promised, the time has come for you to take part in the making of my next painting.  Many of you may already know that music is imperative to my creation process… and the choice of music is equally important.  It can influence the stroke of the brush… the choice of color and the actual painting itself.

Although he may not know it, Ludovico Einaudi has taken me on many a glorious journey during my painting process.  His musical genius is inspiring… and I adored allowing his work take me where it did.

Today, I am going to ask you to take part in helping select the music for our next Online Atelier… I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about the music you’d like me to listen to while I create.  I will listen to all music in the days to come, allowing my instincts to select which musical artist I will select for our Online Atelier.  I will reveal the name of the music as I am about to begin so that you can listen and see where it takes you, while I allow it to take my paintbrush in a direction of its own.

Your participation in this process will make this a lot more interesting and perhaps add an unexpected dimension to my work.  I hope you will play along by adding the name of a song and musical artist.  I can’t wait to see where this new discovery will take us!

13 thoughts on “It’s Almost Time For Our Next Online Atelier!”

  1. Here are some suggestions that I received via Twitter and Facebook:

    ‘I Be Bout My Cheddar’ by Cruddi Lu (Twitter)

    “…composers like Debussy and Erik Satie painted pictures with sound.” (Facebook)

    Thank you to those who have contributed thus far. Please join in and add your thoughts or suggestions for my next painting session…This is getting fun!


  2. Thanks for soliciting suggestions.

    Ultimately it depends on what you want and what you work best to.

    I have always liked Desparados Under the Eves by Warren Zevon. Stairway to Heaven would fit. As would Hotel California by the Eagles. Anything by Bob Seger, but Roll Me Away and Night Moves are good places to start.

    In the classics, Bach’s Little Fugue in G, Pachbel’s Canon, Handel’s Water Music, Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons. Jupiter by Holst is glorious. As is Ode To Joy by Beethoven and his whole 9th Symphony.

    In the R&B area, A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke. Or Wonderful World by him or Louis Armstrong. Heard It Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye is good. Tears of a Clown by Smoky Robinson.

    How about the Black Keys, Gold on the Ceiling. Coffee and cigarettes by Jimmy Eats World.

    Rare Earth, I Just Want to Celebrate.

    R.E.M., Radio Free Europe.

    And there are lots to choose from by the Beatles or the Stones.

    I know your sound track will be great.


    1. Wow! What a comprehensive list! Thank you so much, Paul. It looks like I am going to have fun preparing for this next painting workshop. I see a couple of new discoveries for me… and that is always a pleasure.

      Thank you for taking the time to contribute to my next painting session… with all of the suggestions I am getting from you and everyone else, I have a very good feeling about the upcoming atelier. 🙂


    1. Wow! Thank you so very much, dudleydooright! What a list! You are right… I should be able to paint for a VERY long time with everyone’s suggestions. I look forward to listening to everything while I make my decision.

      Thank you for participating in the creative process. Your ideas are greatly appreciated.


    1. Perfect timing! Thank you, Jack. I am just now setting up the play list. What a great idea to select, “In a Time Lapse” for my first time lapse painting session. I’m a very big fan of his and look forward to adding it to my list of inspirational music.



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