“Pitch” (Click to see larger image)

“Pitch” is a digital/traditional collage comprised of several closeup and macro photographs, and scans of painted cut paper letters. It’s the first of my new ELEMENTS OF MUSIC series.

If you look closely you can see portions of my chromatic pitch pipe (circa 1968).

Creating this image was pure joy for me. I loved working with these colors and shapes, and enjoyed shooting the photos. It’s been a long time since I’ve done macro or closeup work so there was a short re-learning curve. Β Making the letters for the word pitchΒ fun, too, because I cut them before painting them with tempera sticks. What a happy mess! But the letters look exactly the way I imagined them: not quite perfect. Pitch can be affected by many factors (like temperature and humidity) and is frequently less than “perfect.” That’s one of the challenges in creating music and I wanted to include it in this visual exploration of pitch.

I used Photoshop Elements and Pixelmator Pro to create, blend, paint, and edit the 17 in-process layers that eventually formed the finished piece.


To see “Pitch” and more MUSIC images, click through to my “Music Collection” on Redbubble.

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Robin King

Bright Colors, Textures, & Faces

13 thoughts on ““Pitch””

    1. Phil! Thank you! You’re so nice to leave this little message! And here’s something: a few days ago I started planning the 2nd image in my elements of 🎢music🎢 series – you must’ve been reading my mind! πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸ‘‹
      By the way, a couple of people have left congratulations for you, in case you want to see. πŸŽ‰πŸ˜

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  1. Wow!!! πŸ’₯🎨 Your first “Pitch” is a strike – excellent ELEMENTS OF MUSIC artwork, my dear friend Robin πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š A great flow of shapes, color palette, blending, and terrific typography, too. It’s so nice to see your wonderful work!

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