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'What Was Then', abstract painting

'What Was Then', abstract painting

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Original Painting
Original painting, executed in 2019 by Tif Choate, using Professional Acrylic paint and oil pastels, on Pro-Edge canvas 24x12x1.5 inchesA bold, fresh original abstract work painted on canvas with a 1.5" depth for hanging with or without a frame. Finished with a glaze of UV varnish to protect against sunlight and dust damage, with secure hanging wire on the back. Signed by the artist on back, with Certificate of Authenticity (COA).

About the art

"What Was Then" was created by Tif Choate in 2019 as a response to the call for art, See & Respond Project in Lafayette, CO. This city led artist call asks community members each year to respond creatively to one of the current year's collection of Art on the Street sculptures in the downtown area. Tif took a late afternoon photograph of the sculpture 'Light Fall' by Barbara Baer when sunlight was reflecting through the piece onto the pavement, then painted her interpretation into this abstract impression titled 'What Was Then'.

As Tif began her work, she imagined couples strolling through the small towns full of delightful and colorful shops and restaurants, thriving small business owners all enjoying the beauty of the Colorado sunset and the amazing and quirky local art scene

The See & Respond artist call is a harkening for the community to create and an invitation to check out the dozen and more sculptures placed throughout the Old Town thoroughfare; encouraging those to walk, to ride or drive. The viewers are encouraged to respond creatively, including painting, photography, fiber, poetry, etc. For a year, selected artworks are displayed at the Lafayette Public Library, including this piece in 2019. A fundraising reception culminates in a gala at the library with hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants, beverages for sale, live music and an Arts and Poetry Award Ceremony. Public Arts Community of Lafayette, a group of volunteers, art leaders and liaisons with the city in the community, champions, plans and finances this program.

All original paintings by Tif Choate can be shipped within the USA.  Paintings above the size 48x24 are considered “oversized” and will ship rolled in a tube. You can get this mounted at any local arts/framing store. Paintings below the size 48x24 ship mounted on a wooden frame, protected with cardboard corners, bubble wrap, craft paper, and a secure shipping box. Your painting will be shipped with a tracking number and will require a delivery signature via UPS. 

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