Commissioned Work: Music in Motion

"music in motion" mixed media commissioned artwork (shown installed) © lynne medsker

Created for a music room this piece was great fun to create! My client shared some guitar parts, picks, etc. and then just let me run away with it. Woo hoo! I began by putting a layer of sheet music all over the 36×24″ wood panel. That was followed by a layer of watercolor with strings, yarn and webbing stretched though it.

work in progress, music in motion © lynne medsker

Once that layer was dry the texture items were removed and the layer was sealed. On went more layers of water color until there was a nice colorful background to create the rest of the piece on.

work in progress, music in motion © lynne medsker

I added a wash of metallic paint for shimmer and some random white stripe-like areas and then it was time to really have some fun!

work in progress, music in motion © lynne medsker

Keeping in the theme of music I painted and assembled a 33 1/3 album, a 78 rpm album, a 45 record and a CD on a large bolt and attached a tuning knob to the top.

work in progress, music in motion © lynne medsker

Using washers and spacers between these pieces and the background allows it to be spun around by hand! Above that I attached guitar strings together and then curved them through the piece and attached them at different points to tuning keys.

work in progress, music in motion © lynne medsker

Some embellishments, including the guitar picks going down the right side, were added and it was done! The completed image (shown at the top of the page) was taken in my clients music room. It looks awesome against the burgundy colored wall!

Have you ever thoughts of commissioning a piece of work? It can be a fun & rewarding process and you’ll have something custom made for  your home or office and your own personal style. Here’s what Aaron & Amy said about creating this piece:

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate on an art piece with artist, Lynne Medsker. I described to Lynne that I was looking to have a piece to hang in the wall of my music room. I brought her some guitar pieces, (strings, tuner knobs, etc.) and we brainstormed on the colors and what to include in the art piece.

Lynne listened to my ideas and came up with something much better than I could have imagined! Her creativity is amazing and I love the picture she created. It is truly the most unique work of art I have ever owned!

If you are looking for something incredibly unique, beautiful and of great quality, I would definitely reccommend collaberating with or commissioning a piece by Lynne.
Thank you, Lynne!

So, what do you want to create?