• additional view of artwork by Sarah Gilbert Fox
  • additional view of artwork by Sarah Gilbert Fox
  • additional view of artwork by Sarah Gilbert Fox
  • additional view of artwork by Sarah Gilbert Fox

Edisto Island Music


United States

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Size: 30 H x 40 W x 1 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas and Paper.

http://sarahgilbertfox.com/abstract-painting-same-old-song/

I was on beautiful, quiet Edisto Island in South Carolina at Whitmarsh – our family house where we have our crazy family beach week reunions – when the idea for this painting came to me. We swim all day and jump off the best deep water dock on Edisto Island, watch the strand feeding dolphins blow by the dock, and at night we play guitars and sing into the next dawn.

There are only two mixed media components in the painting. A small photo I found at a flea market somewhere on the Charleston Highway (the King’s Highway) and a small strip of tissue paper that wrapped a gift my mother gave me from the Edisto gift shop, With These Hands.

There is also a gorgeous song that inspired this painting: Same Old Song. To hear it, visit the following link: http://sarahgilbertfox.com/abstract-painting-same-old-song

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More about my process:

My go-to paint brands are predominately Golden and Liquitex. Sometimes Utrecht, Blick and Sennelier creep in there, too. The brushes used are whatever is hanging around not covered in paint.

I also use a lot of cotton cloths to blend the paint around.
Oh, yes, and my trusty spatula knife.

Almost all of my paintings are finished off with my own painting-framing technique, which allows the paintings to be hung without frames. The process is organic, with me putting a lot of Payne's gray in the palm of my hands, and then palming the color around the sides of the painting - bleeding over the edge a bit - so the sides of the painting are black. Payne's gray was the first paint I used to do this, and it's sort of a good luck thing. I like to think that the luck is passed onto whomever is looking at the paintings. The buyers who have decided to have my work frame, tend to use floating frames.

I'm a published novelist. I've written 4 novels (translated into 14 languages). But I love painting more. (Between January and April of 2017, I have painted over 75 paintings - large and small). My novels were deemed funny and people wrote that my stories brought them great pleasure and happiness. I hope that my paintings will do the same.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Sarah

To read more about the inspiration for some of my paintings (new stories are added often), please visit my online gallery at:
http://sarahgilbertfox.com

Keywords: analogous color palette, contemporary abstract art, original abstract art, contemporary fine art, new emerging artist, colorway blue lavender, abstract expressionism art

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract, Fine Art, Expressionism

Mediums: Acrylic

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