A different technique here, carving the image out of a gray middleground. The brush is used like a chisel or pencil with shadows pushing the surface away and highlights pulling the surface forward. The subject of acorns is loaded. There's a super abundance of acorns in the northwest hills of Connecticut this year, impossible to ignore. Walking through the woods, they roll under foot, in a subversive way. I compare them to ideas, little nuggets of truth that are sometimes inconvenient, though fruitful, full of potential. Most are consumed with little result, some take root and grow into impressive trees/structures/organizations. We, the artists and writers, are acorns scattered on the internet.
- Nancy Boudreau
This painting is 5 x 7 inches and is acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream colored mat. The text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated.
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