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acrylic paint on heavy watercolour paper
Image size: H:100 cm x W:70 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:100 cm x W:70 cm x D:0.10cm
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Tumbling Autumn is an original abstract painting by Janet Keith. The painting is a warm and vibrant expression in rich yellows and orange in transparent and opaque brush marks and washes. It is perhaps evocative of the warm honeyed days of early Fall, or autumn, when leaves are falling from trees - the pattern of their flight path to earth determined by the breeze, or wind - swirling into corners or heaps then scattering again. Janet Keith is an award winning contemporary painter based in the U.K. Her painting is a response to the visual excitement and beauty of her surroundings. Her artistic roots are in outdoor painting, working directly from life. However, that rich experience now informs a more abstract and mostly studio based approach to painting - which has become an exploration of how spontaneous gesture and considered pictorial structure weave together in building an expressive painting. Janet works in an unplanned, improvisational and intuitive way - with one mark or colour opening possibilities for the next. Sometimes this results in an entirely abstract image. Often the painting echoes the very rural surroundings of her studio and influences from travels near and far. Janet comments, ‘…I am so often surprised to have made a painting which I could never have imagined or planned in advance. I like to think that in painting I am releasing some ‘joie de vivre’ and reflecting back into the world some of the wonder I find there…'. Janet has Degrees in both the History of Art and Painting. She exhibits regularly in the UK and has paintings in the permanent public collection of the Civil Service of Northern Ireland and in private collections in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Australia.