Carried Away with Color
It was fun driving through a whirlwind of color last week with all the fall foliage. To fulfill my Arts Partnership grant studying acrylic painting, I visited master artist Jerry Smith from Crawfordsville, Indiana at his gallery. It was exciting to learn more as Jerry’s painting “Solid Foundation”, an acrylic on paper, just won the Gold for the 2020 National Watercolor Society Exhibition. “Autumn Harvest” reminds me of the variety of warm palettes experienced on my way to and from Indiana.
This early acrylic composition is too busy, but my enthusiasm brought it a certain charm, and yet, it still worked. You see a variety of sunflowers competing for attention, yet the brightest yellow one stands out. There are many ways to develop the center of interest in a painting. In Autumn Harvest, I became aware of how powerful acrylic pigment is, its’ expansive qualities are not just textural and got carried away with color. How do you know how far you can go if you don’t go too far some time?
Autumn Harvest is available as a notecard pack and Giclée.
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