August Light (Third Artist-in-Residency Painting 2021)

August Light (Third Artist-in-Residency Painting 2021)
August Light, by Polly Castor

August Light (acrylic collage) by Polly Castor

This third out of four paintings, which I did during my artist-in-residency, aims to capture that special kind of light in the forest during August, that shimmers against the dense depths. Titled August Light, it is 30″x40″ and done in acrylic, with handmade collage papers.

Looking closely there is a lot of printed texture here, that makes this work very diverse even though it utilizes an “all over” design motif. Also interesting is the gold leaf effect that is especially pronounced in lower lighting conditions.

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See the entire painting above and process photos of its creation below.

Now that it is September, the light has radically changed!


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Sue Krevitt 3 years ago

    Verrrry nice!

    I love leaves too!

  2. Dilys 3 years ago

    Beautiful – I love the colours you have chosen.

  3. Cheryl 3 years ago

    Stunning work of art!

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