UNRULY Collective



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60 x 20 x 2  
Oil on Canvas

My love for Calypso and Reggae music runs deep within my soul. For 22 years of my life I spent a couple weeks a year in St.John. To this day the music of the islands is in my hearts center. I realized recently that I had never Synaesthetically painted a Calypso piece, so I embarked on this one. I used Pandora Radio to listen to Kess Bands station, which filtered in many other calypso bands. What I found so illuminating about this piece was that the undertones in the music were all the colors of a warm lit sky, the tones layered on top were blues when painted over the yellow light created the greens, and the greens drinking in the blues created the turquoise of the caribbean waters.