- 24 x 36"
- oil on canvas
I created this oil painting of a cello after seeing Susan's cello in the corner of a room. I loved the look of the instrument. There was so many chips out of the base of the cello but it is this scroll that begged me to touch it. I just wanted to run my hand around the curve of the neck. After I found out the history of the piece I had to capture this cello in oil to share. I will let Susan tell you about her cello......"I always thought I would like to learn to play the violin, until the love-of-my-life informed me that, not only was his ex-girlfriend's name also Susan, but that she played the violin! So I switched my sights on learning the cello. It just so happened that one came into my hands when, being the highest bidder on an old piano at an auction, they threw in this cello! It was missing a bridge, had no strings and no bow, and was pretty beat up...but I loved it! Have I learned to play? Not really. But I love the big bass sounds that ooze from its strings and, when no one is around to hear me, I can actually put notes together that resemble a song. And it's lovely." - Susan Tingley