Art of the Week: “Memories Quiet Interlude”

Dawn Petrill

Central Ohio  Branch

Memories Quiet Interlude

 30” x 30” Acrylic and Mixed Medium



Memories Quiet Interlude was inspired by a walk with my dog by a stream.  Time seemed to stand still as I gazed at the place where the water changed course at the horizon and I decided to recreate that feeling in this painting.


The painting includes embedded objects and textures.  I do this in much of my work because I feel that it gives them an added dimension as well as something new to look for with every viewing.


This painting was recently juried into the Ohio State Fair’s Fine Art Exhibition, Professional Division, and was on exhibit there from July 26- August 6, 2017.



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  1. Dorothy Kamm says:

    Intriguing artwork. Love all the texture. I especially enjoy knowing the story behind the artwork.

    Congratulations, too, on being accepted into the Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhibition!

  2. Judy Barnett says:

    Congratulations. Love the explanation.

    Golden Gate Marin Art Branch



  4. Sara Etgen-Baker says:

    Dawn–you’ve captured so beautifully just how I feel when I walk through the woods every morning. I love how you used the textures and colors to give that “feeling”–that feeling of somehow being transported to a place where time and distance lose their relevance. Your art literally transfixed me. Thank you!

  5. Lovely! Congratulations on the Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhibition!