Daily Painting: Johann Sebastian in my collage

Daily Painting: Johann Sebastian in my collage

Dear reader,

 

Today I saw a stack of music paper layer on my stairs – I printed out the score of Bach’s Cantate 36. There is a beautiful soprano aria in it, and I wanted to follow it along (I’ll post a fantastic recording of this aria below). I printed out the whole 47 pages of this cantata, and I only needed 7 or so – the soprano solo, so I had losts of ‘waste’ paper with musical notation.

 

I usually find music notes in collages a bit ‘kitch’. Don’t know why – maybe because it’s too ‘realistic’ for my abstract-art-loving eye. Probably not a very good reason. Anyway: when I looked again, I thought: what a fantastic material for collage. Rhythm in the notation, lines, dots. Even meaning:

Willkommen, werter Schatz!
Die Lieb und Glaube machet Platz
Vor dich in meinem Herzen rein,
Zieh bei mir ein!

Welcome, worthy treasure!
Love and faith make room
for You in my purified heart,
draw near to me!

 

Okay, enough Johann Sebastian Bach for today! I hope he didn’t mind his writings ended up in my collage. Have a beautiful day!

Simone

 

PS: below the collage I post a fantastic recording of the soprano aria from this Cantata 36. The name of the outstanding soprano is Nuria Rial. And the meaning of the text is this:

 

Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen
Wird Gottes Majestät verehrt.
Denn schallet nur der Geist darbei,
So ist ihm solches ein Geschrei,
Das er im Himmel selber hört.

Also with muted, weak voices
is God’s majesty honored.
For if the Spirit only resounds with it,
it becomes such an outcry,
that is is heard in heaven itself.

 

You see, I love Bach 😉

 

 

 

Simone Nijboer, Dutch abstract artist, online art teacher, daily painter, creativity accelerator

Daily Painting: A square collage

Daily Painting: A square collage

Dear reader,

 

I don’t work on a square size very often when making collage (when I paint I almost always work on square format). I think because the postcards and the business cards that I use as substrate have this rectangular size.

Today I cut a postcard into a square, and this is the result. It might make it into my course.

 

Bye!

Simone

Daily Painting: Number 11

Daily Painting: Number 11

Dear reader,

 

I’m writing utterly frustrated, since I have been working two hours trying to get a Mailchimp-flow working. It does NOT! And I don’t know why that is so.

I’m happy that I have been painting this morning. At least one SANE thing done!

 

Bye!

Simone Nijboer, Dutch abstract artist, online art teacher, daily painter, creativity accelerator

Daily Painting: Dots!

Daily Painting: Dots!

Dear reader,

 

Today another small collage that probably will make it into my course. Fun to make the graphic dots as a contrast to the more natural shapes of the collage paper.

I’m working really hard right now on my course. I now have set a definitive date for the first introduction video that I just finished 10 minutes ago, and that is downloading right now – I’m going to upload it to Vimeo in a minute. A lot of new and exciting experiences for me.

 

I wish you a beautiful day, and I will keep you posted!

Simone Nijboer, Dutch abstract artist, online art teacher, daily painter, creativity accelerator

Daily Painting: Starting with black

Daily Painting: Starting with black

Dear reader,

 

Today I made another collage for my online course, on business card size again. I started with a layer of black. It’s fun how such a dark background inspires new ideas for collage!

 

Bye!

Simone

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