Orchestral MusiciansJavier Ortas
Watercolor painting on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on front and back
55.11 " h x 38.58 " w |1 lbs. 12 oz.
Three musicians play a flute, violin and trumpet, with more figures in the background. Music frequently appears in Javier's work, and he says this painting depicts some of his favorite instruments. Part of Javier's long running series of people enjoying everyday activities, painted from his imagination without any visual references. He starts with a single sketch to determine the composition and then begins drawing, with most of the colors already mapped out in his head. "It is an important moment," Javier explains, "getting the colors right is crucial to achieve balance."
Measurements are for the full size paper 55.11" x 38.58", and the approximate painted area is 47.6" x 32.2". Under the painted area in the right corner in pencil is the title of the work in Spanish, "Músicos de orquesta," the signature and the year in two digits (12). It is also signed on the back.