I expressed the song Have You Ever Seen the Rain? Through visual imagery by using a wash and charcoal. I used different colors and techniques to represent a lyric from the song, and I added imagery and the lyric I was showing. I started with a light wash of blues on my canvas, and experimented with blues and greens. Then I added some yellow and orange to the mix. I tried making the top of my canvas with blue on one side and yellow on the other representing a sky. The yellow side darkened at the bottom into a green, while the blue side darkened and went into a blue purple. This was meant to look kind of like the ground. After I started this I decided it didn’t represent or look how I wanted it to. So, I went back over it until I ended with a half and half canvas. The left side being blue, teal, and a bit of purple. The right side is orange and yellow with a little bit of blue and green showing through. In the middle where the two colors come together is some green to help blend the colors. Both sides are dripping to look similar to rain. After my wash was finished I got charcoal and drew a a person with an umbrella in the middle. After this person was drawn I wrote the lyric, “Have you ever seen the rain coming down on a sunny day” around the drawing. Then I got a spray bottle with water in it and sprayed the drawing and words so they would drip. My biggest challenge was deciding on a song and how to do the wash in the background. My painting evolved because it changed from one wash to another until I liked the look of it and went from just a wash to a painting showing a lyric of a song and representing that song. This painting is meant to show that just because it’s a sunny day or things seem good, it doesn’t mean there isn’t some bad. It represents the bad, or the rain, within the good. It shows this because even though there are bright colors the dark lyrics are dripping and the nice colors are dripping as well. There is the light and dark side of the painting showing good and bad at the same time.