"A lot of Mary Cassatt's paintings are vignetted like that. She painted the face in almost photo-realistic detail, and then just scribbled in the background. It focuses the eye on the center of attention in the painting. Find her on the Wiki and…"
"Well, I do think that Miz Cassatt got the perspective of the banjo neck vs the LH off just a bit...just like she got the rim crooked. The painting is about the people, not the banjo...so I can easily forgive that.
Walt is a hoot. I was all tuned up…"
"I would think the normal way of holding the banjo neck would be the best position for anyone seated anywhere in the semicircle in front of the player to see a chord formation. For someone standing behind and leaning over the player's shoulder,…"
"Have you never twisted the banjo around to show your fingering to someone? I don't see this as a playing position, I see it as a teaching moment...sort of a 'snapshot'.
I got to sit right in front of Walt Koken on Saturday during…"
"Haha, yeah it looks real painful. Nice colors though, but I guess that's pretty run-of-the-mill for impressionists. Was also curious as this was painted in Paris, I never did find any info on classic banjo there... But you guys probably have…"
"I've always found this painting to be disturbing. Care was taken in the colors, and the faces are so nuanced they look like particular people. The trusting intimacy between adult and child are beautifully portrayed. But the banjo and the way of…"
"Thanks guys! Joel: They are great banjos, I saw on your videos that you play one too, will stay tuned for more videos! Steve: Funny, my best friend and bandmate is from Blackburn and his name.. Is Stephen Harrison! Our old band is here. Carrie:…"
I think you're getting quite a 'bounce' from that brick wall behind you, other than that it sounds just like a banjo! ;-)
"Lancashire Clogs" is another one of those tunes I seem to "play through" without…"
"Thanks so much for reposting this and the warm welcome! I've been playing clawhammer for a pretty long time now and have been living in Paris, France for the past decade. A few trips to the UK and hearing about Joe M. got me into classic banjo.…"