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Canvas Story of Jack Vettriano’s “The Singing Butler” – Personal Project

Posted on December 10, 2013

Ever wonder what goes through your mind when you look at a beautiful painting? What’s the story behind it? Why did the artist paint it? One of my favorite paintings of all time is “The Singing Butler,” by Scottish painter Jack Vettriano. I love the simplicity of the scene — two lovebirds dancing in the middle of nowhere, with her maid and his butler keeping watch. There’s passion behind it — her bending gracefully in her beautiful red dress while he sweeps her off her feet, whispering sweet words into her ear. I’ve always wanted to visually create my own interpretation of what’s going on in the painting, and with the help of some very good friends (and awesome dancers), I was finally able to put my thoughts on the “digital drawing board.” Using Jason Mraz’ song, “I Won’t Give Up” (which I do NOT own copyrights to, so this is strictly for “personal” use), here is my first ever “Canvas Story.” (Special thanks to Laurie Perez & Nick Steuer for playing maid and butler, and to Ciara Perez and Kyle Breen for bringing Jack Vettriano’s dancing lovebirds to life.)

Check out the video here:

Jack Vettriano\’s \”The Singing Butler\” – Jason Mraz\’ \”I Won\’t Give Up\” Visual Interpretation



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