New Series Visions of Light Inspired by DTLA Studio

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On February 1st I moved into a new studio in Downtown Los Angeles and the light in this space has been a huge inspiration. From sunny to rainy to sunset to night, I have been studying the quality and movement of the light and infusing it into my art.

Clara Berta BertaArt DTLA Studio
The light coming into my new DTLA (downtown LA) studio was one of the inspirations for my Visions of Light series.

Influenced by Gerhard Richter after studying his documentary, I developed a deeper knowledge of technique and colors which I applied to the new series.

My technique is to apply layer upon layer on the canvas and then take away and add until I discover the painting I was meant to make. I use a large palette knife to apply paste and paint creating movement through color and texture. Using very vibrant colors excites me and as soon as I start to apply them to the canvas I can feel the energy move through me.

September Love, Mixed Media on Canvas 48 x 72 by Clara Berta
September Love, Mixed Media on Canvas 48 x 72 by Clara Berta
on display at Artspace Warehouse.
Beyond a Vision, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 72 by Clara Berta
Beyond a Vision, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 72 by Clara Berta
on display at Artspace Warehouse

“Beyond a Vision has power and dynamic movement. I love the silvery metallic notes to it.”
~ Lee Morey, Collector

Key of Love, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60 by Clara Berta
Key of Love, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60 by Clara Berta

“Beneath the palette of golden tones, the passionate red rises to the surface. The warm tones enhance the subtle textures hidden beneath the surface.” ~ Carleton Eastlake, Collector

It is impossible to fully capture the power of these paintings in photographs. I hope you will have a chance to see them in person before they are sold.