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Where do the songbirds go in the winter? #4 Painting

john long

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 12 W x 12 H x 1.5 D in

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One of a series of 20 small paintings created during the first days of 2023. This painting is part of a sub-series of four paintings entitled "Where do the songbirds go in the winter?" Inspired by the rhythm of life and the change of seasons in the high mountain valley where I live and work. Could be hung as a set of 4. Inquire for image of other paintings from the set. Acrylic on wood panel. signature, title, date and artist inventory number on the back. Ready to hang.

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:12 W x 12 H x 1.5 D in

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I come from a family of artists and trained as a photographer, film maker, poet and printer. It has been twenty-five years since I began making 3-dimensional assemblages and 2-dimensional collages. This led to abstract and text-based painting. In my work, I favor process over planning, building up and tearing down layers of acrylic paint, exploring geometric order and chaotic energy. Most of my painting is done on plywood panels, though I also employ canvas and corrugated cardboard. My color palette ranges from black and gray monotone, to riotous primary colors and pastel shades. As a poet, essay writer, and student of the evolution of written language, I love to utilize text as a visual element in my paintings and to tease the viewer with the limitations of verbal communication. My work has won awards in juried shows and has also been featured in one-person exhibitions. I grew up in Flint, Michigan which was still a thriving midwestern factory town when I moved away. Since then I have lived in Houston, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Washington DC; Kabul, Afghanistan; and New Haven,Connecticut. Returning to the mountains that I love, I moved to Estes Park, Colorado full-time in 2018.

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