re:production

so up above is the result of my first try at painting something (a 2010 christmas night project)…a reproduction of Stevie Wonder’s 1973 Innervisions album. actually, it’s my second, since about twenty minutes before starting this, i put the last red and green paint strokes on A Tribe Called Quest’s Low End Theory (though i need more black paint to touch up the background). i don’t really know anything about brush/stroke technique or mixing colors, so i’m surprised as hell that it wasn’t a complete disaster. it doesn’t quite look like Mr. Stevland Morris there on the left, but hopefully these canvas reproductions will get closer and closer as i go. my goal is to paint enough of my favorite album covers (at least those i have any hope of doing justice) to fill one of my bedroom walls. then maybe i’ll have gained enough confidence to try something original…

‘thank you’ to all of my creative friends who inspire me to tap into my own creativity, to the music that moves me (stevie!), and to my closest loved ones who give their time and open up their spaces so that we can create beautiful things together.

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