Description Raindrops on Lily Pond was created while listening to the final movement Antonio Lucio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, often referred to as 'Storm'. Composed in Each concerto in this composition represents a respective season. For example, 'Winter' is performed with silvery pizzicato notes from the high strings, calling to mind icy rain, and 'Summer' evokes a thunderstorm in its final movement. The image is composed of layered images and hand painted artwork created in Photoshop.
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his convictions and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was trained in traditional oil techniques and later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's up until the late 80's he exhibited acrylic and oils in New York, and presently resides on the west coast of Florida.
Since the advent of image editing software, he has turned more to creative digital hand painted images and photos striving to fuse these into an art form worthy of the distinction traditional painters deserve.
Spadecaller showcase his digital paintings, poetry, and other mixed media images by creating videos; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.