Music I listen to While Painting No. 1 – Vangelis

The music in this video is by one of my favorite composers, Vangelis. He is who I listen to when I am painting. His music is breathtaking/hypnotizing/mesmerizing and so are the visuals in this video.

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I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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34 Responses to Music I listen to While Painting No. 1 – Vangelis

  1. PainterWoman says:

    I wish this one went on for an hour! :heart:

  2. ricewood says:

    Well, to be honest she has mentioned this before – but cool anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. PainterWoman says:

    How cool is that?! I love it when that happens! This must have been a serendipity happening? or ESP?:D

  4. ricewood says:

    This is uncanny!Just now my wife sat here talking about Vangelis, and how we really should buy an analog record player so she would be able to hear the old vinyls with this music.And that was where I opened your post and was able to play Vangelis for her ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. greenwitch3 says:

    My dear friend, if you like this wonderful music, please buy or rent the film 1492…yes, that is the title "1492"….is about Cristopher Colombus…a very very nice film. You are going to hear this music there. Have you seen THE MISION ? If no, please see it too. You are going to enjoy the film and the music too much. Greetings my dear and pretty friend…ROCIO.

  6. PainterWoman says:

    Rocio, thank you, I have a cassette tape of 1492. I remember hearing the music playing in a used book store and had to have it. They sold used tapes too. Surprisingly, I have not seen the movie 1492 as I like the actor in it, Gerard Depardieu. Have not seen The Mission either. I must go back to this bookstore because they sell used movie DVDs too.Two years ago I bought Mythodea by Vangelis. I never heard it but I knew it would be good. It was astounding. He wrote the music in conjunction with the NASA Mars Exploration Program: 2001 Mars Odyssey.

  7. greenwitch3 says:

    Hope you can see both films, I am sure you are going to enjoy them very mucho. 1492 is a good film, maybe a little hard, or cruel, but it is good, because infact, things sure were just like they show there. Vangelis is one of my favorite too. I love your post. Hugs for you my friend….ROCIO.

  8. shipka45 says:

    This is the first thing I watched and heard when I came here first times…This music is fascinating, thank you for sharing:)I'm much honored for your offer to be my friend here on Opera. Thank you much and wish you great weekend:) Maria

  9. PainterWoman says:

    Maria, thank you for visiting. I wish you a great weekend too. :happy: Pamela

  10. greenwitch3 says:

    My dear friend Pamela, I am very sorry because I say to you wrong things. The music from THE MISSION is not of Vangelis, it is music of Ennio Morricone… but it is fantastic too. Please, look at this small video, the film is beautiful, it is about the great mission of the priests with the indians of South America…look this, listen to the music, and if you have a change, rent the film, or buy it…

  11. PainterWoman says:

    Yes, Rocio, I found that out. No need to apologize. Once I go to YouTube and listen to one video, I stay on for an hour and watch and listen to many more. Morricone is a great composer too and he did the music for many movies.Vangelis also did the music for The Last of the Mohicans, another favorite film of mine. Daniel Day-Lewis is in this and I have a picture of him in 'My favorite actors' photo album.

  12. greenwitch3 says:

    :happy: :happy: :happy:

  13. edwardpiercy says:

    Ah, but Vangelis doesn't have Yanni's long, beautiful hair, which always looks as if it is being caressed by a gentle breeze. :DBTW, a study by John Hopkins University has shown that New Age music can cause brain aneurisms in laboratory rats. I always feel sorry for those laboratory rats…(All bullshit aside, I liked the space photos — you know me. Thanks for posting! :up:)

  14. PainterWoman says:

    I listen to Yanni too.:p

  15. PainterWoman says:

    Awwwwww. Yanni doesn't have the long tresses anymore! Or the moustache. I'd always wondered what he'd look like w/o the stache. Just found his official YouTube site:

  16. edwardpiercy says:

    But how can he compose his incredible symphonic masterpieces without his hair and moustache? :confused:

  17. greenwitch3 says:

    Dear Pamela, please let me say Hi to my dear friend Mr. Edward. Hi my friend, how are you? How have you been? Do you remember me? ( thanks Pamela….hehehe).

  18. edwardpiercy says:

    Of course, Rocio. I remember you well. ๐Ÿ™‚ :up:

  19. greenwitch3 says:


  20. PainterWoman says:

    "May be it help your to creata a wonderful painting"I hope so.It does look like the birth of a new universe. All the images in the video, I believe, were from the NASA web site. Whoever made the video did a wonderful job of combining the pictures and the music.

  21. cattokiss says:

    It look like a way to born new University. I don't know how to enjoy this symphony,(Because I just a young guy^_^). But Image make me think a lot. May be it help your to creata a wonderful painting.:p

  22. cattokiss says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ so it's all real images; I'm a student of geology, have a little knowledge about The universe but I never see something like this before; ๐Ÿ’ก and I'll get it to study

  23. PainterWoman says:

    Cattokiss: Type in NASA in google, then go to "Image Gallery". I just spent an hour looking at pics of outer space.:eyes: Lan: I'm glad you enjoyed it.:)

  24. Huong Lan says:

    Wow, amazing music. I love it, Pam. :love:

  25. lokutus-prime says:

    Pam,This music fills me thrills meand I soar among crescendoas I beg for more :happy:I love your presentation here. You are trulya wonderful gifted artist. I bow in tribute to you, Pam :up:

  26. PainterWoman says:

    Loku, thank you. This music does the same to me……it gives me major goose bumps.

  27. lokutus-prime says:


  28. nopanic says:

    I listen to Gustav Holst "The Planets" When I paint. Like Vangelis It gives a wonderful feeling of space in all its terms ๐Ÿ™‚ :up:

  29. norfrid says:

    Thank you for opening my ears to Vangelis!:)

  30. PainterWoman says:

    Nic, thanks. I love the combo of space and music.Norfrid, you are welcome. I discovered Vangelis quite by accident. Was in a bookstore and they were playing the music over the speakers. Of course, they sold the music too.

  31. nopanic says:

    Yeah itยดs like getting a lot of mental space as well :happy:

  32. lokutus-prime says:

    Ah, but Vangelis doesn't have Yanni's long, beautiful hair, which always looks as if it is being caressed by a gentle breeze.ed, it happens to all of us. Although I have never lost my startlingly handsome and still very boyish good looks, my former tresses have turned from chestnut color to dark blond and the moustache I once had – see link at has evaporated and now the firm upper lip that marks me out (see boyish good looks etc) is revealed.Thus, temporal winds do blow, and even the likes of Yiannis Hrysomallis / Giannis Chrysomallis, must bend before the breeze of change ๐Ÿ˜€

  33. PainterWoman says:

    ๐Ÿ˜† I like that word 'evaporated'. That seems to happen to many things as we age. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ The only time I had long beautiful tresses was when I was pregnant or lactating. I certainly won't be doing that at 60.:yikes: I hope Ed's hospital stay is a short one.:worried: Maybe it's a good thing his sister was there visiting at the time he went in. Here is a link to wish him well:

  34. lokutus-prime says:

    " Here is a link to wish him well: ":up: I'll head on over there now :up:

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