Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tiny Sunset Triptych

 Acrylic on Three 4"w x 4"h canvases
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This triptych for my Tremendous Trees show at Blue Lake Gallery used repetition as a design element. This painting has an unexpected element as well. Many times in painting, you have a plan and you try to execute that plan to the best of your abilities, but then something happens. The paint takes on a look and feel that surprises you and you find yourself 'wowed' by the result. With this piece, the yellows rising in the background have a transparency to them that wasn't planned. The yellows fade into golds that I would love to be able to replicate. The background sparkles and glitters, much like a sunset in the birch forests of northern Minnesota. :)

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