Monday, November 9, 2015

Settled In

"Remember, even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling, the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you." - Anna Lee, British-American actress


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Settled In by Joan Terrell (© 2015 Joan T. Terrell)
An original palette knife oil painting on cradled wood panel 
measuring 24" x 24" x 1.5"deep (sides painted black)
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Would you please ask Noah to swing by here on his way to Stone Mountain? We have had 10 straight days of rain in the Atlanta area. The forecast? More of the same on the way. This morning's fog settled in and most of us are now using a compass to locate the interstate. During times like this, there's nothing better than to have a hot mug of comfort, dust off a book and settle in. 
I thought it would be fun to mask off a border after the fauve-colorful underpainting and play with brights and muteds. I brought a piece of fabric from my living room into the studio and pinned paint chips to it to develop a muted palette. 
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Usually, I love light and bright, but lately, for some reason gray has been on my mind (h-mmm, I wonder why?). I'm happy with the playfulness of the border and its interplay reminds me that no matter what, the sun is still shining behind those clouds. 
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Here's another closeup and it looks like the leaves are having fun peeking in and out and intertwining with the borders and the painting. 
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The painting was finished by using only palette knives, which gave it a boho-chic with impasto sort of look. Just what I wanted, a sort of "here, but not here" ethereal feeling.
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Here are photos of Settled In around the house (also called in situ, or in its place). Using those muted colors helps it blend in anywhere.

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Well, got to put the water wings on the dog now and walk her. I'll tell Noah you said "hi"!
Thank you for visiting and until next time, keep painting!
Joan

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