Monday, April 25, 2011

Commisioning a Symphony of Mandolins

I was commissioned to create a canvas print of a mandolin.  I don't have the beautiful mandolin that will be used for the final photo, but I do own one.  I used mine as a stand-in, hoping that I could get a good understanding of the curves and lines and how best to work with them.  Here is the first attempt.  Hopefully the purchaser finds it suitable for just that - a first attempt.

The Lines and Contours of a Mandolin
The way the curving accented sides of the mandolin end in darkness makes it appear that the darkness and the mandolin are one and the same.


  1. you know what this picture needs? a sexy washburn f-style to replace this frump of a mandolin. i'll bring it this weekend.

  2. please please bring it! I need that sexy mandolin in the worst way.