painting and photographic works

The Earth Light Tapestries Series (Part 1)

The non-representational (abstract) painting series which I called “Earth Light Tapestries was my largest and most deliberate series. I began the series in late 2006 and finished in early 2007. A dozen pieces from this series were exhibited in a solo show at the Milner Library in Edmonton in November of 2009.

From the start, I set out with the goal to paint 24 pieces, each which would be 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm) in size. I used acrylic paints with the intent to be experimental with textures and additives. The “earth” in the series title refers to the “earth” pigments (ochres, umbers, sienna, etc.) that dominated the colors through this series.

The pieces were just given numerical titles (in roman numerals) corresponding to the order in which they were created.

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“Earth Light Tapestry I”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry II”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry III”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry IV (Windy City Sand Storm)”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

The “sand” reference in “IV” comes from the texture which was created by the mixing a fine sand into the paint and gel media.

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“Earth Light Tapestry V”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry VI”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry VII”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry VIII”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

The rest of the pieces in this painting series are presented in Parts 2 and 3 of this blog post series.

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  1. Pingback: Earth Light Tapestries Series (part 2) | Randall Talbot - Artist

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