Swing Life Away by Rise Against
6” x 8” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2018 – Listen on Spotify
The guitar starts as light blue on the top left with bright blue lows and orange highs. The strums are warm browns and orange on their highest parts. The vocals are textured blues and brown. The twangs of guitar are blue and green on the lowest chords. At 0.42 the vocals are light blue on the top right. From 0.51 the backup vocals are magenta with blue vocals. The guitar is orange at 1.04 with brown at 1.08. The vocals are bright blue with high green on the guitar twangs. At 1.19 the vocals and backups are light blue with low blue. At 1.39 the backup harmonies are magenta with orange guitar. The lowest backup notes are purple. The main vocals are light airy blues and bright blue. At 2.01 the guitar solo is brown and orange with magenta at 2.06 and 2.10. At 2.14 light blue appears before blue vocals, brown guitar and textured greens. At 2.37 magenta backups return with low purples and blue vocals. The airy vocals are light blue with brown guitar. The final notes are orange.
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.