30.00"W x 40.00"H x 0.8"D

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Eric Siebenthal


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: irises, flower, modern, impressionism, abstract, orchid, colorado, fluid, emerald, green, floral, iris, summer, spring

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 30"W x 40"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2010

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"Spring", was painted in 2010. This painting is framed and has been a favorite in my household for years. It doesn't need much explanation other than it was painted as a reminder of how fantastic the springs here in Colorado really are. Some winters are longer than others, and it seems no matter what, every winter is longer than the winter before it. Too funny how that seems oddly true, always waiting for that first sign of spring. Spring truly was an inspiration for this painting as I wanted Spring in my house during the winter months, just to keep the spirits up.

I stumbled into painting some would say late in life, yet I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my art.

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