Vivaldi The Four Seasons Summer Presto. If you compare this image with the other twelve Vivaldi paintings from the Four Seasons Series you would think I am near done. I have finished adding the music, but I am far from done with the background.
This next video is by the soloist Julie Fischer. The Summer Presto starts and the 7:30 mark. Listen to the music that is this painting from 7:52 to 8:02. That is a total of ten seconds being preformed on a twenty-foot canvas, which means this music moves fast.
In this artwork I need to now add the speed of the music, and the feeling of a driving rain storm. I plan on doing that by painting contrasting motion with a freer hand. I have some ideas how to do this. The obvious risk to this artwork, is making bad judgements, and damaging what I have already accomplished. And yet, I have known for weeks, that I have to somehow depict the storm, in some form by letting free my inner Jackson Pollack, and the musician Prince.
I have a lot on the line with this the last Four Seasons Vivaldi. I want this artwork, that ends this project, to finish with a big crescendo. It is not that I actually have to present images of rain. What I am after is more the idea, or the concept of a downpour during a storm I will be looking for. This will need patience, for I am going to error, and I am going to have to quickly wipe away my mistakes. This part of this artwork is gong to be frustrating and it is going to take a few weeks, that I am not looking forward to. And maybe, when done, I will not quit end up being there in bringing out my inner Pollack and Purple Rain. How ever this artwork finishes, it will end with a big image that sticks, and pops, that hopefully moves this style just a bit more forward.
Scott Von Holzen