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I moved to N.Y.C. during the heart of the heart of the first wave of the 2020 Pandemic. Great timing, right? My husband had three or four months of work to do in D.C. before he could join us (us, being the cats and me). After the first week of translating cat talk, I went to Riverside Park to at least watch other people speak to each other! I could only catch snippets. A man was talking to his dog, “Buster, there’s your favorite tree. Go on.” (Of course, he was in the same position as I was – talking to a four-legged.) Someone who looked as if they might be homeless was telling a woman who looked as if she might be very rich, “You’d better put your mask on, woman,” to which she took another drag off her cigarette and ignored him. There were a lot of kids running and playing, and an almost-teenager following what looked to be his nanny, crying, “I was winning. You didn’t have to pull me away. I was winning.” He didn’t look as if he’d been winning. At one point, a couple of sparrows landed in front of two sparrow-sized women who were talking about an “old blue car” and “yes, it had those plastic bubble wraps on the seats so we couldn’t get food on the upholstery” and “absolutely no air conditioner, God, I melted” to” those sure were the good times, screaming out the back window, ‘Yahoo, Mountain Dew, It’s Good!'” Being from the south, and having been cooped up so long in my apartment, it was music hearing another southerner talk. And it was even better being in NYC – pandemic or not. That afternoon, I went back to my terrace and started this painting. 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. 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
Painting:Acrylic on Canvas
Size:30 W x 40 H x 1.5 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Box
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Sarah Gilbert Fox's art was discovered by Walter Cronkite (news anchor), shown in the Portfolio Art Gallery in Columbia, South Carolina and now hangs in the lobby of The Homestead Inn in Greenwich Connecticut (a Relais & Châteaux inn). She is a published novelist, and has written 4 novels (translated into 14 languages) - including the novelization of A League of Their Own. She has always sculpted and painted, but has only this year decided to put aside her career as a novelist and instead focus solely on her painting.
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