“Warm Release” 8″x10″ original part of Windswept Series, acrylic painted on canvas and varnished for archival properties.
It is an acrylic abstract painting of warm glowing sky with fall leaves falling from branches. I get inspired when I paint by what is going on around me and at this time it was early fall as I sit in my garden swing and felt the warmth from the late afternoon sun on my face. The first of the falling leaves dotted the ground soon to be covered. I want to hold on to times like these and not let go. Not ready to give up my comfortable place in the sun for sitting inside and looking out the window away from the cold.
For this series of paintings, my process was a little different. I collected leaves that were just right. Then I use the leaf as a stamp on my painting, getting all of the unique veining and organic shapes permanently kissed on my canvas. I know from trial and error when leaves are “just right” and can tell by feeling the leaf. If I wait to late in the season, they’re too crispy.
I’ve tried to preserve leaves that I want to use for future paintings with mixed results. The best outcome is from freshly fallen leaves so this makes the paintings more of a seasonal project and more rare. I’m not always able to collect the leaves or paint when the leaves are ready. So, I only have a few paintings done this way.
I painted Warm Release as part of a series, the others being Autumn Bouquet, Night Moves and Summer Memory. They look beautiful together and would be statement on your walls all together. I am painting more for this series, so check back for new work.
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