I prepared this cradled panel by first applying a layer of acrylic molding paste using my fingers to create Extra Texture.  Later layers of thick oil and cold wax seemed to skip and jump across the valleys.  The edges are painted a neutral grey.

- Valerie Berkely

Extra Texture
VALERIE BERKELY


Oil painting on wood
Finished edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2018

16" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.

$475

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Artist
Valerie Berkely
Wausau, Wisconsin

Getting to Know Valerie

Valerie Berkely uses her finger tips as brushes to create her abstract paintings. For Valerie, the art is all about the process, the paint, her mood, and the moment. She admires the artist Wolf Kahn, who once said, “the picture is the conclusion of an experiment in which the hint of an image becomes actuality." Like Kahn, Valerie’s paintings combine pictorial landscapes with painterly abstraction. The vibrant primary colors capture the hues of the sun rising and setting, and the texture of her fingers across the surface divides sea, land, and sky. There is something very dreamy about these works, exemplified by their color, texture, and atmospheric quality. Valerie’s first “art epiphany” was seeing Seurat's La Grande Jatte at the Art Institute of Chicago. “Bowled me over! I actually fell down. And I knew I was to become a painter.”