Monday, September 17, 2012

Something More Beautiful

Beth Orton
12" x 24"
oil on canvas, 2012
The wait is over—we have our new Cat Power CD called Sun, and Beth Orton's Sugaring Season is about to hit the markets. The opening track Cherokee from Sun entered the Top 100 2012 list last week and Beth Orton's Something More Beautiful did the same thing weeks ago–ever since it was released as a sneak preview for Sugaring Season–and breezed through the ranks all the way to top the list. It is such a beautiful song, I can't wait to hear the rest. It appears as if Something More Beautiful keeps Bet Orton at no. 1 following last year's Shopping Trolley from her previous Comfort of Strangers CD. I will be painting my next Cat Power soon but first here's my next Beth Orton painting. Together with Bob Dylan, Orton and Cat Power are the most painted musicians in my top 100 history over the past 5-6 years. Dylan too, came out with a new CD (Tempest) so he'll get another portrait painted too at some point in the next few months. I checked on Beth Orton's tour schedule to promote the new CD but the closest she scheduled to appear is Atlanta, Georgia. (So...if you happen to read this, Beth, please add a show in Miami, or Tampa, or St. Petersburg, or anywhere in South Florida to your schedule, because I would really like it to have the chance to see you perform live. Thank you, I will certainly reward it with some more paintings. Hope you'll like this one in the meantime—it already has the appropriate background to get you in the mood. Yours truly, Berry:)

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