Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Autumn" Fern Coppedge

25 x 30", oil on canvas

You've undoubtedly heard of the Impressionists, and the American Impressionists...but do you know of the Pennsylvania Impressionists ? Fern Coppedge was one.

"Born in 1883 on a farm near Decatur, Illinois, Fern Isabel Coppedge would later recall how her vision of nature as a child was different from that of her peers: “People used to think me queer … because I saw deep purples and reds and violets in a field of snow.” "

"A landscape artist, Fern Coppedge painted the villages and farms of Bucks County, often blanketed with snow, as well as harbor scenes from Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she spent her summers. Coppedge worked directly from nature; like her colleague, Edward Redfield, she tied her canvas to a tree, during winter storms."

From the Michener Art Museum website, in Pennsylvania.

Friday, July 20, 2012

"Lambertville Beach" Daniel Garber

12 x 17 ", oil on masonite  (click for larger)

What I really like about this painting is the terrific sense of atmosphere that the artist has rendered. It is towards the end of a hot humid day. The golden hour has made the trees in the middle ground very warm, with very dramatic shadows. The way the background trees have been painted in cool blues shows us a haze that gets deeper the farther an object is from an artist .The sky itself isn't painted in a crisp blue that would indicate a dry day, but instead in warm plums and lavenders that give a sense of volume to the air. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Waltham Art Windows

I am excited to be selected for the third year in a row to participate in Waltham Art Windows!!
It's always been a stellar experience for me. The other artists showing are incredibly talented and truly wonderful.

Art will be displayed from now until July 31st. 

The jurors for this year:

Michele L'Heureux, Curator and Director of the Arts, Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University
Howard Phillips, Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University

Waltham Art Windows Information

Other artists participating (I was not able to find links to all artists):

The Fall

H.M.Craig-  "The Fall"

"The Fall", 30 x 30", acrylic on canvas

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Welcome Arrival"

"Welcome Return"
12 x12", acrylic on canvas

available here:

A detail: 

Welcome Return detail