Happiness Is You by Johnny Cash
4” x 6” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2019 – Listen on Spotify
The intro starts as high orange and yellow on the top left. The vocals appear as warm browns while the backup harmonies are magenta. The slide guitar and low notes are hints of red. The vocals continue as brown with magenta harmonies as at 0.30 on the top right. At 0.45 the highs are orange and magenta. The bass as at 0.54 is red. The vocals continue in brown across the center with magenta harmonies. At 1.22 the highs are orange on the bottom left and middle. The mid-range notes are magenta. The bass and percussion are red on the bottom. The vocals are brown. The backup vocals continue in magenta with the high from 2.00 and 2.11 in orange. These continue through the final section. The highs in the outro as at 2.37 are yellow.
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.