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Solstice Greetings

Soulful Solstice, acrylic on canvas, by Mary Gow

Soulful Solstice, acrylic on canvas, by Mary Gow

As we’re approaching the shortest day of the year I’m painting a series of small paintings, each either 8″ x 10″ or 11″ x 14″. I’m seriously under the influence of music as I created the piece shown here. I like moving my brush around in vibrant fields of orange and yellow.

I love the Fauvist palette and reflected my kinship with that era in this piece. Though Fauvism was a short-lived movement (1905-1908), it had a significant impact on the art of the 20th century.

Henri Matisse and Andre Derain are two artists who were at in the forefront of this movement.

Cheers to you and yours as a new season begins.

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