Friday, January 28, 2011

First Painting of 2011 - Inspired by Dennis Sheehan

Wow!  It's been way too long since I picked up a brush.  This evening I stumbled across some amazing YouTube videos of a painter named Dennis Sheehan with some of the most beautiful music playing in the background.  However, no where on his YouTube channel did he mention the music being played.  So then I remembered a free iPhone app called Shazam.  I quickly downloaded to my iPhone, ran Shazam while the song was playing on my computer and in less than a minute it identified the song title and musician, Yann Tierson.

Watching Mr. Sheehan paint was inspirational to say the least.  His brush just dances across the canvas, very loosely.  Soooo, with kids in bed, Pandora loaded up with a Yann Tierson stream, I tried to paint loosely like I watched Sheehan do.  Being Mr. Perfectionist myself...that was a very hard exercise, but man, how rewarding!!!!  Here's the result.  Canvas board 8"x10".