Quietude invites the seeker of rest to withdraw from the clamor and chaos of life and enter into a state of being where peace and calmness reside. Only those who court quietude catch its rewards of ideas and imagination.

The inspiration for this 48" x 48" abstract came during a vacation to the Nantahala National Forest in Western North Carolina. The morning view of the mountains rising up out of the low-lying morning fog and clouds was absolutely captivating and I wanted to abstractly capture it.  

Quietude has an acrylic raw umber and gray washed background with dark raw umber modeling paste used to create the relief texture. The lighter tan relief (middle left) is composed of gel medium mixed with ash. Scumbled metallic gold pigment highlights and accentuates the textured relief areas. Painting wraps edges of the stretched 1.5" gallery wrap canvas. It is wired and ready to hang. 

This abstract has a very calm, peaceful feel and would make a lovely addition to any living room, dining room, bedroom, office or lobby.

Quietude -  Shown in a bedroom setting.

Quietude - 48 x 48 x 1.5 - Shown hanging in a living room setting.