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DAY 9: 167°

2017 September 9
"167°" (acrylic & gold leaf on 5″×7″ unstretched canvas) by R.L. Gibson

“167°” (acrylic & gold leaf on 5″×7″ unstretched canvas) by R.L. Gibson

It is Day 9 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge sponsored by painter Leslie Saeta.  My ninth offering is “167º” acrylic & gold leaf on 5″×7″ unstretched canvasWill be available next week for $50 in my Etsy Shop.

As a xerographist, my work tends to be, almost exclusively, representational.  The 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge offers me an opportunity to revisit abstract painting as an alternate voice.  More angry yellow today surrounded by the rosy glow of the ease of submission to apathy just on the perimeter of my vision.  Round & round the I go on the traffic circle meeting road blocks at every turn.  I will find my way — in time.

167º is ninth of a number of paintings inspired by traffic circles:  “As a frequent traveler, I am both comforted and amused by the familiar behaviors found while traversing the traffic circle.  Well-intentioned drivers lean forward to afford themselves a better view of street signs, use their right turn signal despite all options being right turns, momentarily hit the brakes not quite certain of their choice before barreling ahead often without noticing the presence or location of other drivers on the circle or having to go ’round again because they missed the mark the first time.  It is sort of a perfect metaphor for navigating life.”

Remember, this canvas is available for $50 in my Etsy Shop.

Next stop? Day Ten.



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