The Top 100 started as a hobby; a fan adoring his musical heroes and paying tribute by making portraits of them. The hobby became obsession and the project went from the boy’s room into the art world. But I'm still that fan, it's about them in the end, their music, and not about me.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A Pint of Blood
15" x 10"
oil on wood, 2011
All Those Girls is the first song on Jolie Holland’s new cd A Pint of Blood. Unlike some other top 100 muses (both Beth Orton’s an Cat Power’s new cd’s have been promised but not delivered) I didn’t have to wait many years before a new cd of hers came out. The painting of Jolie Holland in concert I did for–and at the dead of–last year’s top 100 but never put it up the blog. Because I still wanted to publish the image and I’m really fond of it, I decided I use it for All Those Girls at the dead of this year’s. You can read more about my interactions with Ms. Holland by clicking on her name in the right sidebar☛