Cello Lesson 1
Oil on stretched canvas
Size: 60 x 80 x 4 cm (unframed)
In the same series as Violin Lesson 1, this painting is of a little girl from Soweto, South Africa, learning to play the cello. I got to indulge in some of my favourite subject matters, MUSIC and PORTRAITS in a single painting, and is part of a collection of paintings around this theme.
I can recall my own, beginner violin lessons at school. Understanding and remembering all the right places to put your fingers on the strings took not only a lot of practise but also a huge amount of concentration. I think this painting captures one of those moments that musicians of all ages have when what you know in your head is not quite understood by the fingers.
This photo was taken at the famous Buskaid Soweto String Music School (www.buskaid.org.za), and was kindly donated to me for this purpose of doing these paintings by the very talented Graham de Lacy(www.grahamdelacy.com)
This painting is unframed and can be displayed as is. All my paintings flow over the edge of the canvas, meaning the image does not finish at the edge of the canvas, so you get a bit more!
20% OF PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO THE BUSKAID SOWETO STRING PROJECT