Change & artistic style, Part 4.

tonalist landscape

The creation of music and art are connected, the former using the arrangement and rearrangement of notes on a scale to achieve sonic harmony and the latter using line, color, value and the arrangement of shapes on paper or canvas to achieve visual harmony. Over the part several years I’ve come to really appreciate the work of tonalist painters very much, only having dared to actually consider embracing and creating tonalist art in the past 14 months. Part of my desire to “change things up” included a drastic reduction in the amount of colors on my palette and some research into of the work of the tonalist painters seemed to be a good place to start.