30.00"W x 40.00"H x 0.8"D

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Eric Siebenthal


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: granite, marble, lava, rock, reflection, modern, contemporary, abstract, fire, earth, stone, industrial, metallic

Media: acrylic on canvas

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

Year Created: 2010

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"Tact", has been one of my favorite paintings for quite some time, it's framed and hangs in my studio. It's been around for several years. I haven't had it out much for shows or anything, I've kept it close. During the Loveland Studio Tour, many people took notice of this painting, although I downplayed it as to hang on to it. I wasn't ready to let it go just yet, maybe it's time. "Tact", was created for an Industrial metallic vibrance with the characteristics of a bubbly fluid undertone. This composition works well together. "Tact", has been the motivation for many other paintings of similar style.

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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