Ventura Music Festival

Gerd Koch

Painting by Gerd Koch

Nature’s Celebration with Dancing Chaparral - Ojai
Oil on canvas
48" x 36"

My primary explorations in painting were creating abstract and stylized interpretations of nature, initially the Ojai chaparral. I would start a work en plein air and turn my back on nature. Then I would explore the surface of the canvas. I see my calligraphic brush strokes as visual music.

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