Series: Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (2008)

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The paintings in this series have been inspired by the memory of musician Nick Drake and in particular his album Five Leaves Left which was recorded in 1969.  I started this series in 2008, and it is my intent to complete a painting for each of the 10 songs from this album.

I find Nick Drake's music happy, sad, powerful, mystical, healing, inspiring and insightful. One particular verse I like is from his song 'Cello Song': (here are some of those words)

So forget this cruel world
Where I belong
I’ll just sit and wait
And sing my song
And if one day you should see me in the crowd
Lend a hand and lift me
To your place in the cloud

He suffered from depression and insomnia throughout his life, and these topics were often reflected in his lyrics. Upon completion of his third album, 1972's Pink Moon, he withdrew from both live performance and recording, retreating to his parents' home in rural Warwickshire. On November 25, 1974, Drake died from an overdose of a prescribed antidepressant; he was 26 years old.

These paintings are in memory of Nick Drake . . .

If you see a piece you are interested in acquiring, send a message to Tracy 



Day is done I

Day is done I
$750
Acrylic on canvas
24x30 inches
black float frame
(c)2010

way to blue

way to blue
$1,425

acrylic/oil pastel - 36x36 in. canvas
framed with black floater frame.
(c)2009

...

river man (framed)

river man (framed)
$250
acrylic/gouache/oil pastel on cold press watercolor paper.
framed/glass.16x16 in.

Giclée
prints are available for sale (go to Giclée section)


Saturday Sun -- sold --

Saturday Sun -- sold --
(sold out)
Private Collection
Scottsdale, Arizona
8"x30" acrylic on canvas
black float frame
(c)2008

three hours

three hours
(sold)
acrylic/oil pastel on 16x12 in. cold press paper
Private Collection



fruit tree

fruit tree
(sold out)
acrylic on 11x14 in. photo paper
Private Collection

man in the shed *sold*

man in the shed *sold*
(sold out)
acrylic/oil pastel/pumice on rc photo paper -- framed
Private Collection

day is done II *sold*

day is done II *sold*
(sold out)
Acrylic on canvas - 22 x 28 in.

Framed in black floater frame - 24 x 30 in.

Private Collection
 


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