Soul and Jazz
Is This Love by Bob Marley & The Wailers
6” x 8” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2018 – Listen along on Spotify
The drums start on the top left as black with magenta guitar and red twangs. The highest rhythm chords and hi-hats are warm oranges. The music continues as magenta. The vocals appear as purple with orange and magenta guitar continuing below. The guitar at 0.44 is orange in the top right. The guitar at 0.53 is light blue with high electric green. The backup vocals are magenta. From 1.11 the guitar and vocals are bright blue with high green and black drums. At 1.26 the vocals are magenta. At 1.42 the backup vocals are warm orange with Marley’s vocals in low purple and higher magentas. The guitar at 1.58 is green. From 2.13 the music is magenta with twangs of red guitar. The backup vocals from 2.19 are orange with purple lows. At 2.35 the guitar is bright blue with distinctive high green. At 2.51 the vocals are purple with magenta guitar and harmonies. The airy backup vocals are light blue through the outro.
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.