Painting: Autumn Coloring NY

Before I moved to NYC, I’d never painted on a canvas larger than 48″ x 36″.  However, because of the pandemic, I had nothing better to do but paint around the clock… plus, I had a new terrace, so why not. My first attempt was so-so at best. 

So I stepped away from the painting for a couple of months and came back with the idea of adding some figurative aspects to it. This was when painting on a large canvas became exciting for me.

I like playing around with abstracts and mark making and letting the abstract speak for itself. I scratch things into a canvas and blur things around and wipe things off until the canvas comes alive, adding oil pastels and charcoal focal points. However, sometimes the canvas refuses to come alive unless I add something on which to focus. One of my favorite fall back figurative objects to use in abstracts are my poplar trees.

Hence, this painting was created.

Painting: Autumn Coloring NY
Copyright © 2020 Sarah Gilbert Fox

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  • Contemporary fine art


  • Contemporary Abstract Expressionism
  • Figurative Abstract Expressionism 
  • Abstract Expressionism with Mark Making
  • Visual Storytelling Art


  • Acrylic
  • Oil Pastels
  • Charcoal


  • Canvas – Premier Back Stapled Gallery 1-1/2” Profile Cotton Canvas


  • 60″ x 60″ (5′ x 5′)


  • New York City, New York


  • Art during the 2020 pandemic

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By Sarah Gilbert Fox

Published novelist and artist.