This video by artist Daniel Edlen shows a complete painting of Jimi Hendrix onto an old vinyl record from start to finish, viewed at 12x normal speed. Daniel uses white acrylic paint layered directly onto the vinyl record. The black vinyl visually mixes with the white paint to create the illusion of shading. Once the paint gets in the grooves, he can”t get it out, so even a little mistake could ruin the piece.
(source Daniel Edlen)
Daniel says it was his father”s music collection that inspired his lifelong passion for music and the physical memories pressed into records. The only records he would never paint are his fathers, as you can”t listen to records once they are painted on. The purpose of Daniel”s vinyl art is to celebrate the subject and object. By creating art on the artifacts of creativity, he”s paying homage to artists and thanking them for shaping the person he is today.