Sunday, March 6, 2011

"Painted Violins" for the Harrisburg Symphony

The "Painted Violins" is a fundraising project for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Twelve violins painted by Central Pennsylvania artists will be auctioned off on April 3 to benefit the organization.

As a selected artist, I chose to represent the composition "Carnival of the Animals" by French composer Camille Saint-Saƫns.

The Challenge:
To fit 14 movements on the small violin:
*March of the Lion
*Hens and Roosters
*Wild Asses
*The Elephant
*Characters with Long Ears
*The Cuckoo
*The Swan

The Sketch:

Painting In Progress:


A local news clip about the project:

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Thanks for stopping by!



  1. WOW!! Amazing work Cheryl!! Such a neat idea and great fundraiser. I love how cheerful and celebratory your violin looks. It was really nice to see your process too! Congratulations!

  2. Great work! Looks like a very fun project.

  3. I knew about this, but didn't take an opportunity to see the creations. Thank you for your creative support of the HSO!!


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