Galleries at Lynn Arts has a new exhibit! Landscapes/ Oceanscapes/ Cityscapes. I am delighted that 3 of my paintings have been juried into the show.
My seascape is Peaceful Cove (Shown), 11″ x 14″ acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas was done en plein air by the ocean behind the busy street of restaurants and arcades at Salem Willows in Salem, MA. It was a perfect summer day and I was painting with a group of friends. I turned to a little rowboat moored among the waving sea grass with a view of the boat yard at Winter Island in the distance. Pure peace! It was fun to see the other artists’ various choices of subject.
The landscape painting in this show is Frosty Morn, 12″ x 24″, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Frosty Morn was painted from my kitchen window; I was inspired by the beauty of my neighbor’s evergreen trees with coats of newly fallen snow and by the lovely early morning sky and a pair of noisy blue jays. The fun of painting is that I had the choice (and took it!) to omit everyone’s trash barrels and cars parked helter skelter along the street. I left out all the houses and added a beautiful frozen lake.
My third painting in this exhibit is Boston Skyline, 11″ x 14″, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. One day I was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on Route 1 South, going into Boston and took a picture of the breathtaking view of Boston’s skyscrapers lined up against a soft blue sky. I loved the strong shadows and the contrast of hard edges against the organic clouds. I have since painted this study of Boston in a large format, in slightly different colors, which can be seen on my gallery page at Art In Giving, www.artingiving.com which is a wonderful charitable foundation.
Galleries at Lynn Arts (GALA) is located at 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901. The show runs from the opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. until the closing on September 15, 2022. The reception is open to the public and will include music and refreshments as well as a LOT if wonderful art from talented local artists. A donation of $5 is requested to help GALA in its mission to support local artists.