View Full Version : Update: Jeff Beck - Somewhere Over the Rainbow -- new version

04-21-2010, 01:37 PM
Added a second version -- maybe its too obvious, but I had the idea -- which do you like?

Jeff Beck has been described in Rolling Stone Magazine as "one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock" His commercial success peaked in the mid 1970s with the release of his masterpiece "Blow by Blow". (http://www.amazon.com/Blow-Jeff-Beck/dp/B00005AREQ/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1271813720&sr=8-11)

Even more awesome (to me) is what he is capable of today, after a few more decades of refining his technique. A fine example of his abilities can be seen in this clip of him performing "Somewhere over the Rainbow" live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgGvml0cOKA&feature=related). (The phrasing he employs at about 1:35 in this clip brings tears to my eyes.) The clip is the inspiration for this painting.

04-21-2010, 01:47 PM
I can hear the music

04-21-2010, 05:02 PM
Al, this one is kind of sweet and soft one can hear the picture play and sing...like this a lot and in this i see you growing into a bit different, softer style...

Mairzie Dotes
04-21-2010, 06:30 PM
A radiant rainbow of color expressions shine for the love of music.
It glows. Beautifully painted! :)

04-21-2010, 08:10 PM
Another wonderful colourful niche of Your great hagiographically structured musical temple and gallery!

04-22-2010, 12:47 AM
Beautiful Al. One of my all time favorite songs too.

04-22-2010, 03:09 AM
Very nice, Al! Love your musical tributes.

04-22-2010, 04:27 AM
Again another wonderful painting AL, this one has such a great feeling to it. Love it:)

04-22-2010, 04:48 AM
Love your painting.... It's a fine tribute to Beck... Are you going to continue with the theme and paint Clapton, Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix?

04-22-2010, 10:06 AM
Al another wonderful painting.

Peter Pinckney
04-22-2010, 11:01 AM
One of my contemporary heroes Al.

Great depiction of a great musician.

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04-23-2010, 11:08 AM
Thanks to everyone for your comments, I'm glad, Jeff Beck deserves the appreciation. I added an alternate version as well. Al

04-23-2010, 11:20 AM
I like the second version, the rainbow one,
the music too and is very appropriate !:):):):)

04-23-2010, 01:57 PM
Great paint of a fabulous musician. I prefer the second one, mainly as composition wise it makes the subject look less smack bang in the centre. The addition of the rainbow also adds more visual interest to the piece as a whole. I would humbly suggest also trying a crop version and losing some of the empty space on the left to further move the subject away from the middle. :):)

04-23-2010, 03:09 PM
AL, i loved the first version and this one is supeeeeeeeer, .... my this is very good...:)

04-24-2010, 09:18 AM
Fantastic. I like more the first one.