Artist's description:

Music and sound is often used when referring to color. There is high and low key color, or loud and quiet color, or saturated and muted color and so on. With a musical instrument, sometimes the musician will use a physical blocking device to plug or mute the sound. In painting, we can achieve a quietening in our work in many ways including by having areas with less painterly activity, we can dilute the colors so they are less saturated, we can "block" their intensity by adding their complements, we can use a palette that is restfull to the eye.

In this painting I was holding back on the hot, bold colors I gravitate towards, to keep to a limited cool palette. It was, as most of my work is, just color in the abstract and then the place emerged from those colors, the trees, the grass, the flowers, the private place in nature with fresh air, the place to rest and nourish the soul.

This is an original diptych directly from the easel, painted on gallery-wrapped canvases. The sides show the visible traces of the painting process. It is comprised of two canvases each 30" x 30" /76 x 76 cm.

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As my thank you for your support of my work, when you purchase this painting you may purchase another painting in the same transaction from the Thank You Collection for half price. Please contact me before your purchase for a price adjustment.

Copyright worldwide is owned by Valerie Erichsen Thomson and is protected by the laws of the United States, the Berne Convention, and international copyright treatises and conventions.

Materials used:

Acrylics and medium on stretched canvas.

A Place To Rest 60 x 30"/152 x 76cm (2016)


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