Al Vesselli • Watercolors
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I have always been attracted to the brilliant colors of nature and to older man-made objects that probably could tell a helluva story,

If they had the ability to speak. Then there are things that I paint just because. Maybe it's a certain rhythmic quality that they Innately possess.

 

I  believe that every painting has a rhythm. A certain beat or a particular harmony. It's evident to me that there is a connection between the visual and the musical. Color is loud, soft or somewhere in between. A painting or drawing needs a harmonious sequence or correlation of colors or elements that play to a compatible tempo.. For me, music and painting share many of the same intrinsic qualities.

 

Light is the conductor of my orchestrated, colorful, detailed still-life paintings. I am fascinated by how light is reflected and refracted by glass, creating beautiful, rhythmic, abstract shapes that can "dance" across a surface. My paintings are about the way light changes everything it touches. How it has the ability to illuminate the ordinary and make it visually wicked.

 

My subject matter can vary from flowers in a old mason jar to vintage automobiles and motorcycles. Favorite childhood toys can also show up on occasion.

 

 

“ I have always been attracted to the brilliant colors of nature and to older man-made objects that probably could tell a helluva story. If they had the ability to speak. Al Vesselli
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