From The Ground Up by Dan + Shay
6” x 8”, WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2018 – Listen along on Spotify
The intro starts on the top left as blue piano, magenta strings, and purple cello. The vocals at 0.06 are magenta. The first verse appears as warm brown. At 0.38 the vocals and music move to blue on the top right, with magenta at 0.56 in the vocals and strings. At 1.23 the vocals move back to warm browns in the middle, with orange on the highs from 1.35-1.43. The strings from 1.42 are magenta on the left. The verse continues as blue, with brown in the chorus from 2.19. The strings continue as magenta with blue at 2.41. The guitar solo and strong vocals are blue with green highs on the bottom right. At 3.05 the vocals are orange with magenta strings. Blue appears through the final section from 3.23 with magenta strings.
This piece is one of a kind and was commissioned for someone special. While the paint may fall differently on the paper, future interpretations of this song will capture the same colours and moments as heard in the song.