Ventura Music Festival

Andrea Vargas-Mendoza

Painting by Andrea Vargas-Mendoza

Cascada de Azul
Acrylic on canvas
48" x 36"

The bass has a vast and deep sound like the songs of ocean whales. In 2011 I had the good fortune of working with photographer Derek Gulden during the Ventura Music Festival. My memories of Ventura and the resonant sounds of the orchestra gave way to Cascada de Azul, which was derived from one of Derek’s photographs and illustrates the magnificence of the upright bass.

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