• 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

Long Time Coming Home

United States

Size: 36 H x 48 W x 1.5 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.

I painted this while under the influence of a song that was dedicated to a wife who had been gone on business way too long and was about to come home. At first there were only buildings in the painting, but then something on the canvas looked like a stop sign, so I painted it more red to make it pop. But the song wasn't about stopping and pausing - it was about coming home, so I added more analogous colors to the stop sign and then added fields of wildflowers upon approaching the buildings, and suddenly the urban cityscape came alive for me. Suddenly it just had this feeling that there was a homecoming about to happen. (To hear the song: http://sarahgilbertfox.com/abstract-painting-long-time-coming-home)

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.


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

Keywords: Analogous Color Palette, Urban Fine Art, Abstract Cityscape Art, Buildings Streets City Art, Emerging Urban Fine Art, City Landscape Art, Expressionism City Art, Colorway Blue Green, Urban Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism Art

Subjects: Architecture

Styles: Abstract Expressionism, Expressionism, Fine Art, Street Art

Mediums: Acrylic

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Architecture Art Prints, Abstract Expressionism Art Prints, Expressionism Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Street Art Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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