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Island 1: Milonga

About the Painting 24 X 18, Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Pen & Ink on Watercolor Paper This is the first in a series of paintings depicting the islands and adventures in my work Archipelago for Guitar. Each of the main paintings is inspired in some way by a piece of music that I write and perform, and will eventually record.
Milonga is where the hero of the story grew up. It’s part of the Edgesea Archipelago, which is situated in a universe tuned to a slightly different key than ours. This universe is very much like ours, but in it Music and Inspiration are considered forces of nature along with Gravity and Electromagnetism.


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Island 1: Milonga (Characteristic Music from this Island)

More about the Island of Milonga The guitar is a most popular and revered instrument on Milonga, and is intimately associated with the development of the island’s culture over hundreds of years. Guitar motifs show up in the architecture, especially in the churches, as seen in the famous Milonga Cathedral tower that is constructed of four interlocking guitars. Instead of bells in the tower, a set of 60-foot-long guitar strings, fretted by a series of complex gears connected to a keyboard, fill the town with deep, luscious chords and melodies that use the cathedral’s guitar-like structure as its resonating body.
Musical notation—-similar to the kinds of notation in our universe—-is a common architectural trope on Milonga. Forms suggestive of music also figure strongly in the design of ships and boats, which must be able to harness musical winds and currents in addition to “regular” wind. Some of the smaller boats in the harbor are propelled entirely by the playing of music. The fermata on top of the lighthouse serves to stabilize the musically sensitive craft as they come into harbor, and is the best way to provide a far-reaching signal at night or during a storm.

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Island of Milonga Premium Quality Signed Print 25 X 18.75 Inches (size includes 1/2 inch border)
This is the highest quality giclee print I know how to provide to you, done at Tribeca Printworks, a local New York business that does the best work I know. Once they print it, I go to their studio, and sign, date and number it with colored pencils in a way that makes it unique while not distracting from the overall composition. Printed on beautifully textured Hahnemuhle German etching paper with Epson Pigments. All materials certified archival up 100 Years. This comes with a 30-Day Fix or Return & Full Refund Guarantee.Every time I see one of these prints it looks looks so good I want to eat it.

Island of Milonga High Quality Print on Watercolor Paper (Full Size) 26 X 19.75 Inches (size Includes 1 Inch Border)
If you don't need a personally signed print, Fine Art America prints extremely high quality prints on high quality, acid-free watercolor paper, using archival Inks. They also do it very affordably and have fulfillment centers in Europe, making it easier to order from there. You can also order from them directly and even have it framed, or choose smaller size options. (see link below) But if you purchase it straight from me, it's less complicated, and also costs a bit less since I include shipping in the price. This comes with a 30-Day Fix or Return & Full Refund Guarantee.

Island of Milonga Poster 18 X 24 Inches (size Includes 1 Inch Border)
Printed by Vistaprint on Matte Finish Poster Paper Price Includes Shipping


There are other options available. You can have it framed and shipped. You can even get it on a coffee cup if you wish! Go to my page at Fine Art America to find out more. And If you have ANY questions about this painting, contact me using the form below.

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