Your Music Memory

I have been commissioned by a Toronto based company to adapt the Tommy album cover artwork for painting onto the front and back of a Gibson SG Special (the guitar Pete Townshend used for the 1969 American tour of Tommy). These are the design proposals presented to the client. The guitar is currently being primed with acrylic gesso by a specialist in Toronto to create a fine surface for painting. I will be using acrylic paint for the first time on this project, so I have been practising with brushes and a Chinese made airbrush/compressor which has activated crafting memories from over fourty years ago. I had forgotten how sleek and velvety airbrushed gradations of tone and colour can be and the delicious pleasure it gives the eye.