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Sky on Fire

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This painting was inspired by a recent sunset I saw from my rooftop deck (I live on the coast of North Carolina). It was an exquisite panorama of color! It is an acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped canvas, finished with a satin varnish.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

March 28, 2022

Joy Parks Coats’ Sky on Fire describes a kaleidoscopic sunset in a comingling of rich colors too complexly mixed to be told in words. Where words fail to define reality and where only visual representation can communicate the optical experience of a scene is often in the natural mixing of colors. Words rely too heavily on separation. When colors combine into many-hued displays, language becomes insufficient to capture the intricacy of their union. The closest verbal expression can come to explaining such intricate vistas is analogy or metaphor (for example, "the sky appeared on fire"). It is up to visual artistic mediums to truly convey the wonder of these breath-taking and elaborate phenomena

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Joy Parks Coats
Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism
Painting - Unframed
Acrylic, Canvas
18.00 inches wide
24.00 inches tall
0.80 inches deep
2.00 lbs
Wilmington, NC, US