Animal Painting – Blue Note Guys

Copyright @ Sarah Gilbert Fox

Abstract Painting – Blue Note Guys

About this painting

I fell in love with phthalo blues (the green and the red shades). Then, by accident, I purchased some Golden interference colors (blue, violet, green, violet green, green bluered). A happy madness took over and suddenly I was breaking away from doing mixed media paintings of my animals (the process of building things on canvas is such a pleasure) and instead began to build color on top of interference on top of color. Suddenly only paint was going on my canvas – a lot of paint.

original raw art, urban folk art, unique animal painting, artist Sarah Gilbert Fox
Blue Note Guys © Sarah Gilbert

My go-to paint brands are predominately Golden and Liquitex. Sometimes Utrecht, Blick and Sennelier creep in there, too. The brushes used are whatever is hanging around not covered in paint.

I also use a lot of cotton cloths to blend the paint around. Oh, yes, and my trusty spatula knife.

Almost all of my paintings are finished off with my own painting-framing technique, which allows the paintings to be hung without frames. The process is organic, with me putting a lot of Payne’s gray in the palm of my hands, and then palming the color around the sides of the painting – bleeding over the edge a bit – so the sides of the painting are black. Payne’s gray was the first paint I used to do this, and it’s sort of a good luck thing. I like to think that the luck is passed onto whomever is looking at the paintings. The buyers who have decided to have my work frame, tend to use floating frames.


This painting also might fall under the following categories

  • original contemporary figurative animal painting
  • contemporary fine art blue painting
  • original animal painting
  • original primitive raw art
  • original blue primitive art
  • original art brut animal
  • unique animal art
  • unique canvas animals
  • blue expressionism animal painting
  • contemporary fine art colorway blue