Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons Winter Largo first image. This work consists of nine panels with a length of just over 15 feet or about 4.57meters. The larger image I created using PhotoMerge in Photoshop, because of space and camera limitations. Hopefully, in time, I will be able to align the joined images evenly.
This is a close up of the upper left side of this canvass.
What sets this work apart is the incorporation so many diverse panels that follow the flow of the music. In the past the music followed the canvas, but you have seen, especially in the previously Vivaldi work Autumn allegro, that I am letting the music dictate the look of the artwork. This is important. As my skill and understanding grows I see this style of portraying music as the direction to seek out and follow. This artwork moves a little further, in that direction. By having four large panels that are a major part of the work and not just add-on pieces, and with the artwork changing directions, this canvas moves right along with the music. The attempt is to try to capture, in a sense, the feeling and emotion of the sound, that is music.
Listening to On a Good Day – Jude JohnStone
White Room – Cream. I like the wah-wah pedal.
Fur Elise – Beethoven
For A Dancer – Jackson Browne
Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy. A nice version of one of my forever favorite pieces of music.
Queen – Somebody to Love