In this piece, I strived for color, texture, and a sense of distance by building layers of oil and wax. Hidden underneath is a layer of strong forest green followed by six different reds, then purples, oranges, and white. I used my hands, scrapers, squeegees and my grandmother's stylus tool for mark making. My goal was to feel a winter sonata inspired by Vivaldi. This painting is on cradled wood panel with waxed natural edges. It comes ready to hang.
- Valerie Berkely