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PRODUCT STORY
Margaret says: Currently I paint and write, but formerly I was a photographer. My medium changed after a very bad traffic accident in 2007 hospitalized me for a month. The recovery process prevented me from making the art I used to make. I didn't have the physical strength necessary to work in the dark room and to wrangle the large scale Fuji paper boxes. (I was old school and printed all my own work.) So because of my physical limitations I started painting and writing. Both creative outlets I could perform in my studio apartment.

In many ways my accident simplified my life. It boiled down my focus and priorities. Now in my work I concentrate on color. I care about the relationships of color and the experimentation of mixing and applying different hues and tones to bring something to life in the paintings.

My painting process mostly consists of mixing color and applying it to the wood panels with either a roller or spatula. All my pieces are built up with many layers. At the end of my painting process I complete the work with a gloss layer of a polymer compound. I find this brings out a certain depth to the colors.

Gitane is a brand of French cigarettes, I just love the sound of the word and the packaging is blue. My titling process is very stream of consciousness.
MATERIALS
Acrylic on wood panel
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Margaret Timbrell
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Cassie, UncommonGoods

November 06, 2013 10:35:43 AM

We're inspired by Margaret's story, and by her colorful, layered painting. Check out the product story to learn more about the artist and her work, then let us know if "Gitane" has your vote.

alexandra
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November 06, 2013 02:09:10 PM

I love the color study in this piece. It's depth and warmth make it a very versatile piece. It would look fab even in my very traditional home!

Reby
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November 06, 2013 02:26:20 PM

I feel like this painting has a lot of emotion and nuance. Each person who looks at it will have their own experience of it.

Rachel
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November 06, 2013 04:50:42 PM

I really really love this and want it on my wall.....now.

Sandra

November 08, 2013 02:27:21 PM

Glad to have a chance to share my opinion. Share yours too!

Dana

November 10, 2013 08:02:13 PM

I love the colors! Depending on the size I really want this! I would also want it on a thick gallery canvas. Even if its a print.

patrice
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November 11, 2013 08:14:35 AM

I love the color choices and the ambiguity of the subject

Josh
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November 11, 2013 02:47:43 PM

This is my kind of art!

Joy
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November 11, 2013 03:29:54 PM

This looks exactly like a freshly mined piece of copper - it's found in nature in these colors. That's why it appeals strongly to the senses!

Joy
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November 11, 2013 03:29:54 PM

This looks exactly like a freshly mined piece of copper - it's found in nature in these colors. That's why it appeals strongly to the senses!

Joy
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November 11, 2013 03:34:35 PM

This looks exactly like a piece of copper that has just been mined. The colors are the ones found in nature - that's what makes it so appealing to the senses.

Susanna
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November 11, 2013 05:08:28 PM

Beautiful colours

CHELSEA
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November 12, 2013 11:55:26 AM

I love the colors and how I can almost find a tribal pattern in the artwork. I am also very moved by the artist's story, and I think that adds something to the piece.

Pris
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November 12, 2013 02:32:44 PM

Colorful piece that looks like the Southwest, the yellows, hold and turquoise remind me of a lovely Southwestern shawl.

Margaret
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November 12, 2013 03:26:46 PM

Thanks, guys, for all your nice words and votes. I really appreciate it.

Gloria B Peck
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November 12, 2013 09:46:33 PM

exquisite sense of color and design, somewhat like japanese screens.

Xiaofei

November 23, 2013 09:17:54 PM

Love them!!!!

Debbie

November 29, 2013 06:20:43 PM

This is not so good I think I can do this one at home.

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