Friday, August 31, 2012

Blue acrylic tree

This is a painting that we had found in the storage unit. It has a small note on it that says "Acrylic $12." I believe this one was a part of the collection that he displayed the year that he was in the Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was sad that not as many people were interested in buying paintings anymore, yet proud to be participating. He had done arts and crafts fairs back in the 1970s. He enjoyed displaying his work. Even more he loved the social aspect of the experience.

This one makes me cold, simply because it elicits the feeling of an ice cold winter's day. It captures the cold weather and the peaceful ambiance that winter can bring. He didn't do many winter pictures, because they didn't allow for as much color. I am also wondering if this was perhaps inspired by an art class activity in which we had to paint monochromatically.

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