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 . . .

Day is done II
Day is done II
$750

way to blue
way to blue
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Saturday Sun
Saturday Sun
$300

river man (framed)
river man (framed)
$250

three hours - Original SOLD
three hours - Original SOLD
(sold)

fruit tree
fruit tree
(sold out)

man in the shed *sold*
man in the shed *sold*

day is done II *sold*
day is done II *sold*
 


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