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J S Ellington

Remnants of a Time Gone By (2017)

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24x30 in
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Canvas
I SHIP TO USA ONLY. Collectors outside the USA may view and purchase at Saatchiart dot com by searching for J S Ellington or contact me, and I will send you a link. The greens and the Texas wildflowers in this nature painting will add a fresh feel to any home decor. Wooden fences are seldom used now. The mystery of the past...
I SHIP TO USA ONLY. Collectors outside the USA may view and purchase at Saatchiart dot com by searching for J S Ellington or contact me, and I will send you a link.

The greens and the Texas wildflowers in this nature painting will add a fresh feel to any home decor.

Wooden fences are seldom used now. The mystery of the past is often the theme of my Texas artwork. Who built this fence? What was it meant to contain or keep out? Have the people who used to live and work around this place passed on? If not, I would bet their lives are drastically changed.

Questions like this draw me in and make me wonder. There is a little nostalgia that I feel -- a time when wooden fences were more prominent, as were windmills. It was a time of outhouses, pump handles at the kitchen sink, a goldfish tank at the base of the windmill for bathing, and a fiddle playing somewhere in the background. Sigh!

This Texas artwork is created with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics on a gallery wrapped canvas. It is finished with Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish. A hanging wire is attached. The edges are painted in the style and colors of the front so that it is ready to hang. It is signed. Certificate of Authenticity is provided. Free shipping within the U.S.A.

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J S Ellington
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I am a native West Texan. My life began with a very linear-logical interest in science and what it can seem to prove. In my twenties, I attended The University of Texas at Austin and earned a degree in pharmacy.

I am a native West Texan. My life began with a very linear-logical interest in science and what it can seem to prove. In my twenties, I attended The University of Texas at Austin and earned a degree in pharmacy.

During an ensuing 37-year career as a pharmacist, it slowly began to dawn on me that you can't put God in a test tube. I started turning more toward creative endeavors to find meaning.

I had painted all my life because my mother and her sisters always painted when I was growing up, and I did too. My Aunt Patsy Dolliver spent the most time with me, instilling a passion for art and teaching me to paint as we went. I decided to do my best to apply the" let go and let God" to find out what could express through me as art after I retired from pharmacy.

In the past, I had hurriedly and halfheartedly painted, but I took it up again with more surrender and curiosity, and without the feeling of having to rush (without a job taking up so much time).

I became a resident artist at Studio 13 in Abilene, which is a community of resident artists and associate artists whom I love and admire. My new art interests have afforded me a sense of direction, belonging, passion, and satisfaction that I have not previously known.

I feel that I am able to get my personality out of the way most of the time and let the paintings kind of come to be on their own. I don't "know" how to paint. I feel my way into and through each project. There is great satisfaction in getting to participate in that process. I enjoy realism, surrealism, and abstract art--basically anything to do with color.

On August 6, 2018, my Aunt Patsy Dolliver passed away. She signed her paintings "von." That is the first part of our family name, von Roeder. For the rest of my life, I will place von somewhere in each painting to ackowledge the crucial part she played in my passion for art. "A Shady Country Road" and "A Place to Contemplate Memories" are the first into which I added "von."

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