The Lengths by The Black Keys
6” x 8” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2018 – Listen on Spotify
The guitar starts as orange on top left and becomes yellow in the high notes. At 0:13 the slide guitar is red with brown hi-hats. The slide guitar is magenta in the mid-range notes. The vocals are brown with orange and yellow guitar continuing. The slide guitar continues in the top right as magenta and red, as the vocals flow in textured browns. The percussion is black. At 1:22 the guitar is magenta across the middle. The low guitar at 1:36 is blue. The high guitar is orange with brown vocals. The slides are magenta on the middle left. At 2:38 the slide is hints of red on the bottom left. The percussion continues to be black. From 2:38 the slides are orange with high crisp yellow guitar. At 2:51 the highest twangs of the slide guitar are green with lower hints of blue guitar. At 3:11 the vocals are brown with orange guitar and magenta. At 3:20 the orange appears and at 4:03. Through the outro the slide guitar is red and magenta with high orange at 4:30.
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.