The Best Thing by Patrick Droney
8” x 10” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2019
The guitar starts as high light blues on the top left with magenta on the slides and mid-range notes. The vocals begin as warm browns with the guitar continuing in distinctive light blue. The bass from 0.33 is purple. The vocals continue as brown. At 0.49 the strings and synth appear as magenta with light blue guitar. The lower synth at 0.59 appears as bright blues. The vocals move through the next section as warm browns with light blue guitar in the middle right. At 1.23 the guitar melody is magenta. At 1.34 the music shifts to orange piano with high yellows and brown vocals. At 1.56 the rising strings and synth return as magenta as the orange melody continues. The bass is purple. From 2.14 the highs are orange and yellow on the bottom left. From 2.30 the airy vocals are yellow and light blue. The electric guitar from 2.31 is green. At 2.45 the guitar shifts to magenta with brown vocals. The light blue synth dominates from 3.02 and shifts the guitar to light blue with green on the strongest notes. From 3.18 the synth is magenta. The outro is brown vocals and light blue guitar.
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.