The Shades of Autumn Series was inspired by my love of the season. Environmental conservation often plays into my artwork, as well. I began each piece with some gestural drawing in graphite on textured Canson oil/acrylic paper. I had previously created most of my own collage papers with acrylic on various types and textures of paper. I repurposed cast-off paintings and sketchbook experimentations in this way, and in the process, materials were not wasted. I occasionally used tissue paper, too. Next, I chose some of these collage papers to work with, and found larger sections that worked as a focus. I layered acrylic paint from a limited palette, alternating with the hand-torn materials. The process was very intuitive. Once the paper stage of the piece was finished, I varnished it. Finally, I decided to make deckled (ragged) edges and mount each piece on cradled wood panel for a very finished, contemporary look. 

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Shades of Autumn: Among the Trees

October 17, 2021

Mixed media on 11 x 14 x 3/4" cradled wood panel

$175

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*No longer available*

Shades of Autumn: Wandering

October 17, 2021

Mixed media on 9 x 12 x 3/4" cradled wood panel

Donated to the Litchfield Hills Creative Awards raffle.

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Shades of Autumn: Wolf Territory

October 11, 2021

Mixed media on 9 x 12 x 3/4" cradled wood panel

$150

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Shades of Autumn: Into the Wilderness

October 17, 2021

Mixed media on 8x10"" matted

$85

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*SOLD* Shades of Autumn: Reverence

October 26, 2021

Mixed media (alcohol ink and acrylic) on 9 x 12 x 3/4" cradled wood panel

$125

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Shades of Autumn: Spirit Trees

November 6, 2021

Mixed media 8x10" matted (11x14") 

$85

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Shades of Autumn: Dream of Avalon

November 6, 2021

Mixed media 8x10" matted

$85

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Shades of Autumn: Cascade

October 31, 2021

Mixed media on 5 x 7 x 3/4" cradled wood panel

$60

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*SOLD* Shades of Autumn:

Triumph of the Evergreens

October 31, 2021

Mixed media on 5 x 7 x 3/4" cradled wood panel

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Shades of Autumn: Twilight Ravine

October 31, 2021

Mixed media on 5 x 7 x 3/4" cradled wood panel

$60

 

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Shades of Autumn: Regatta

October 31, 2021

Mixed media on 5 x 7 x 3/4" cradled wood panel

$60