Fly Away


United States

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Size: 36 H x 48 W x 2 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.

I love paintings that have pears. Apples are nice, bananas are interesting and strangely shaped, but pears just seem to be the perfect fruit to paint. My only problem was that when I painted my pears, they seemed to be unbalanced. The painting needed something more. I was listening to my bother’s song, Fly Away when my sister called. I had texted her a photo of my pear painting and said something was missing. She said, “Add a bird.” Probably if I had called my younger brother, he’d have told me to add a bagpipe, and it would have turned into an even different painting with a bird and renaissance bagpipes (because that the type he plays). But for now… how about Fly Away.

(To hear the song: http://sarahgilbertfox.com/abstract-painting-fly-away ...
P.S. As an added bonus, Megan Sahara Wood, is on backup vocals.)

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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: bird art, abstract expressionism, fine art, pear art, Original fine art, three pears painting, caged bird painting

Subjects: Animal

Styles: Abstract, Abstract Expressionism, Expressionism, Fine Art, Figurative

Mediums: Acrylic

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