First Arabesque II

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Mary Pettis

born 1953

American

First Arabesque II

2017

61 x 91.4 cms | 24 x 36 ins
Oil on linen

The gentle mood of Debussy's Arabesque #1 is in perfect accord with how I was feeling as I painted the first color studies and especially this larger piece. I sank into the creation of this larger painting, recalling how I was transported beyond my Self as the sunset unfolded before me. Music often affects me in the same way. Listen carefully to Debussy's piece...and you will see what I mean!

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