Golden Memories: Original 36″ x 60″

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Description

This 36″ x 60″ acrylic painting is called “Golden Memories.”

Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

I took the reference photo for this painting while walking through the woods in a park near my home.

Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

At the time, my heart was heavy with some personal losses from the past few years. But as I walked through the beautiful forest with the sun shining through the trees, I also felt a moment of peace and happiness.

Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Artist working. Art: Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

Life can be bittersweet when the pain of loss exists alongside gratitude for the present moment.

Detail: Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Detail: Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The light and dark can both hit us at the same time. So it’s appropriate that this painting turned out so high-contrast!

Detail: Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The color palette in this art is gold, yellow, white and black.

Detail: Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This autumn color scheme is warm, earthy and harmonious. The overall effect is almost of a sepia tone, which gives the association of nostalgic memories.

Detail: Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

I built up the surface of the painting in many layers of paint scraped, dripped, and painted on with different kinds of brush strokes.

Detail: Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The resulting effect is such that when your eyes travel across the painting, it’s like looking at many abstract paintings within the larger representational painting.

Detail: Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Detail: Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

Because this painting is five feet across, pictures cannot convey the experience of seeing it in person! It takes up quite a large wall.

Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Artist with Art. Golden Memories. 36″ x 60″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

Here is a quick time lapse of the creation of this painting!