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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

"Summer Leaves"

SOLD
I've been trying for two days to get a decent picture of this painting and still haven't manage to get one. I'm not sure what is going on, normally the light is so great in my studio that my photos turn out perfect. The greens are actually much richer and warmer. Anyway, at least you can see the painting and an example of the frames I've been using for these smaller sized paintings. These "floater frames" allow the edges of the canvas to be seen, which in this painting I left the earthy orange color that served as the canvas undertone.

My original inspiration for this painting came from the variety of greens that late summer brings and the beauty of the dappled shadows that will soon be gone once all our trees lose their leaves. This is one of my favorite times of the year in Chicago, almost over night the leaves change. No, not their colors yet, but their sound. The wind plays a new song.

7 comments:

Norbert Marszalek said...

Very nice.

Karen Appleton said...

Thanks Norbert!

Norbert Marszalek said...

What! Sold already! Is it even dry yet?

Helen Read said...

Karen, this is fantastic. I love the other colors peeking thru... and the composition ~ Oh, just all of it. Great!

silvina said...

Q. B.,
It's wonderful that you get inspiration from so many different sources (nature, emotions) and are always able to translate it into packages and bows. That's so unique. And you sold it so quick!

Karen Appleton said...

I really appreciate you three taking the time to take a look and comment. Y'all are such talented artists and it means the world to me!
Karen

Simon Andrews said...

what a great piece. i just want to reach in and grab it. I love those colors too...
simon