|I'm Sure I Was Listening To Music |
When I Painted This Acrylic
I always listen to music when I paint. Why is that?
The idea of working on a painting in relative quiet doesn’t sound very appealing to me. It seems empty and lonely. After all, painting is usually a singular activity that you do all alone by yourself anyway. Doing it in silence only seems to add to the loneliness.
Painting is not like reading or studying or any number of activities where you need almost complete concentration. No, painting allows your mind to wander even though your hand, eye, and mind are busily painting away.
Music even enhances the creative experience, I think. It keeps my thoughts and ideas on target where necessary, but at the same time, music can send me to other places and times depending on what I’m listening to.
The type of music we listen to is one of the most personal things we do. You can like one kind of music, and I can like a completely different kind, such as Polka versus Hip Hop or Classical versus Pop. It doesn’t matter what I like or what you like; they’re likely not the same anyway.
As in people’s taste in art, one kind of music is not “better” than another, just different. There is no right or wrong. That is why art--painting--and music go together.
While I'm painting, I listen to a variety of music websites on my laptop from all over the world that play the music I like. You should try it sometime.