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Art of the Day: Friday September 26, 2008

Drumming In The Rain

- by Roderick E Stevens

This week's theme: Variety Pack

A variety pack is a popular way to offer several types of items in one package. This is a particularly popular option when several different tastes need to be satisfied. This week EBSQ's Art Of The Day presents its own variety pack with the hope that everyone will find something to enjoy.

Art: Drumming In The Rain by Artist Roderick E Stevens
This is my SON!!!! It was upon completion of this painting that I realized I was . . "on to something"! I recognized that I'd gotten pretty good at painting and should do something with it! The rest is . . . well . . becoming history at the moment. The reference photo for this was taken a couple years ago as part of one of my cinematography exercises. I wanted to film him drumming in the rain with a super-high speed camera that ran at 4000 frames per second (super slow-motion). I backlit him with the equivalent of an 8000 WATT LIGHT and then hiked two sprinklers about 30 feet in the air to create the rain. The filmed footage can be seen in a music video segment on my cinematography website. Meanwhile, last year I was looking for a picture of him to paint. I stumbled upon this one and thought it was perfect. I always like the little subtle things like the wet, rippling ground in the bottom right corner of the piece. Of course I also love the motion blur of his left hand, the splashing water off the cymbal and the wet shirt. The original of this is of course for sale at a price few are willing to pay (hehehe), but I had so many people inquire about it that I did decide to reproduce it so I now have giclee's of it available.

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