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THE VIOLONCELLO©

"Seek the strongest color effect possible. The content is of no importance."
- Matisse.

This is the first of a series about musical instruments.

I have a passion for creating bold shapes and vibrant watercolors.
I draw with rubber cement to block the colors and to create the white lines.
I like the repetition and variations of the cello in this watercolor.

The violoncello -almost always abbreviated to CELLO- is a stringed instrument and a member of the violin family.
The cello is popular in many capacities: as a solo instrument, in chamber music, but also as a foundation of the modern orchestral sound.

I used to be a cellist for many years.
I own an Italian dark colored cello, built in 1817 by ANTONIO PUGUESI in Venice.
Does anybody have information about this Italian cello-builder?

Abstract watercolor on cold press heavy weight paper 140 LB (330 g/m2)
Measurement 18"X24" (45.7X 61 CM)

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jimmy guan 04 Jan 2010

This is wonderful Olga!

ewa fornal 19 Jun 2009

impressive geometrical linework

Rochelle Anderson 22 Jan 2009

I like the colors here!

Marika Antal 13 Dec 2008

I love this one,so bright,so awesome!!!

Valarie Connell 16 Apr 2008

Absolutely awesome!! Love the colors and texture!