Swoon

Neutral art
monochromatic art
abstract painting
textured painting
modern farmhouse decor
modern minimalist art
Neutral art
monochromatic art
abstract painting
textured painting
modern farmhouse decor
modern minimalist art

Swoon

620.00

This piece features warm neutrals and sweeping movement. The muted tones balance the excited energy of the texture and strokes applied with the pallet knife.

36x36” acrylic on canvas

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My recent work explores the soft, sustaining excitement of contentedness and genuine comfort that accompanies the times of life when everything is just fine. I find these lengths of existence to be among the most interesting for their seemingly “in-between” quality, yet in reality the majority of our life is spent not in the peaks or valleys, but somewhere in the middle. While they’re not marked by life-affirming memories, I hold these languid stretches so dear for the quiet warmth that accompanies simplicity.

The Burnt Umber and Yellow Ochre used in this work was purchased at an estate sale I was exploring while visiting my family back home. This paint was old, and well loved by its previous owner, but I could tell by his annotations on the tubes that he was a hobby model maker during his “in-between” times. When things were calm in life, he found gentle elation in the exploration of a new passion. To some these activities read as mundane, but to this stranger and me they are the enveloping of comfort.