Soul and Jazz
(What A) Wonderful World by Sam Cooke
8” x 10” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2019 – Listen along on Spotify
The guitar starts as warm browns on the top left with red slide guitar. The vocals are bright blue with purple bass. The verse continues in blue with purple bass and black drums. The highs as at 0.19 are bright magenta on the top. From 0.30 the high vocals are magenta on the top right. The low backup harmonies are purple along with the blue vocals. The highest guitar is orange. At 0.54 the guitar is brown. From 0.57 the high vocals and notes are magenta across the centre with bright blue lows. From 1.10 the hi-hat and guitar are brown with black drums. The low harmonies continue in purple with blue vocals and magenta on the highest notes. The lows at 1.20 are dark blue. From 1.25 the growing female backup harmonies are magenta across the bottom with the other vocals in bright blue. The highs at 1.44 are bright magenta on the right. The low backup vocals are purple. The high guitar is orange in the outro with brown hi-hat.
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.