Our Current Exhibition:

Still Lifes:
Exploration of the essentials-Color, Form, Composition & Light


Saturday, September 4-
Sunday, October 3, 2021

 

Wallace, Ann-Floral Fantasy

Wallace, Ann-Floral Fantasy

Best in Show! Floral Fantasy Oil 24 x 20 $600 Ann Wallace

Viscardi, Linda-Still Life with Oranges

Viscardi, Linda-Still Life with Oranges

Second Place! Still Life with Oranges Pastel 15 x 12 $300 Linda Viscardi

Kray, Dorothy-Down that Long Dirt Road

Kray, Dorothy-Down that Long Dirt Road

Tied for Third Place! Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. Rumi Down that Long Dirt Road Photography 8 x 12 $135 Dorothy Kray

Reid, Anne-Tiered Tray

Reid, Anne-Tiered Tray

Tied for Third Place! Tiered Tray Pastel 17 x 14 $400 Anne Reid

Treyz, Fritz-Perch on a Coffee Cup_edited

Treyz, Fritz-Perch on a Coffee Cup_edited

Zidek, Bryan-Winter color study with apples

Zidek, Bryan-Winter color study with apples

This still life was painted in the middle of the long winter of isolation of 2021. It is a study of season’s contrasts: the starkness of the white roses alongside the warmth of the red apples, and the white figurine of the bather in period of the pandemic. Winter Color Study with Apples Oil 23 x 27 $3,500 Bryan Zidek

Viscardi, Linda-Ah, Provence

Viscardi, Linda-Ah, Provence

Ah Provence Pastel 13 x 17 $350 Linda Viscardi

Widom, Bethany-A Dress for Winifred

Widom, Bethany-A Dress for Winifred

A Dress for Winifred Oil 26 x 20 $3,525 Bethany Widom

Weed, Peggy-Summer Phlox

Weed, Peggy-Summer Phlox

Summer Phlox Oil 14 x 11 $525 Peggy Weed

Viscardi, Linda-Still Life

Viscardi, Linda-Still Life

Still Life Pastel 14.5 x 11.5 $300 Linda Viscardi

Weed, Peggy-Queen Anne's Lace

Weed, Peggy-Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace Oil 10 x 8 $485 Peggy Weed

Wallace, Ann-Floral Rhapsody

Wallace, Ann-Floral Rhapsody

Floral Rhapsody Oil 18 x 18 $575 Ann Wallace

Wallace, Ann-Bucket of Peonies

Wallace, Ann-Bucket of Peonies

Bucket of Peonies Pastel 25 x 29 $600 Ann Wallace

Storey, Maureen-Sunny Side Up

Storey, Maureen-Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up – a Sunflower in a wenge wood frame. Sunflowers are sturdy, rustic and always cheerful flower that bring warmth and a smile with a contrast of bright yellow-orange petals and earthy brown center disc. Sunny Side Up Stained glass 12” diameter $300 Maureen Storey

Schneider, Deborah-May

Schneider, Deborah-May

May Oil 10 x 12 $245 Deborah Schneider

Merkin, Karen-Patterns

Merkin, Karen-Patterns

I have always been fascinated with the use of color, & the subtlety of light & shadow on those colors. I am intrigued by the reflections and patterns of light on glass in windows and doorways—particularly to see the distortion of objects reflected back to the eye. To paint everyday objects with attention to fine detail, I often set up still lifes and use photos to accurately capture the light. Patterns Oil 12.5 x 15.5 $500 Karen Merkin

Schneider, Deborah-Cezanne Copycat

Schneider, Deborah-Cezanne Copycat

Cezanne Copycat Oil 20 x 26 $400 Deborah Schneider

Zidek, Bryan-Pomegranate, Bittersweet, and Coffee

Zidek, Bryan-Pomegranate, Bittersweet, and Coffee

Pomegranate, Bittersweet, and Coffee Oil 23 x 23 $3,600 Bryan Zidek

Storey, Maureen-Through the Looking Glass

Storey, Maureen-Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass – a Mirror with Tulips in a poplar frame. I am drawn to creating my glass artwork with various flowers in mind. Tulips are one of my favorite “subjects” because they herald springtime; they arrive in a plethora of colors; and they are pleasingly plump yet delicate flowers. Through the Looking Glass Mirror w/stained glass in Poplar wood frame 25” diameter $750 Maureen Storey

Macy, Suzan-Tulips

Macy, Suzan-Tulips

Tulips Oil 20 x 23 $450 Suzan Macy

BruniniNoreen_Defeated_watercolor on gessoed paper

BruniniNoreen_Defeated_watercolor on gessoed paper

Defeated is an experimental work -- gesso has been applied to the Arches watercolor paper. The gesso breaks up the watercolor in unexpected ways and creates a nice textural background. Defeated Watercolor on gessoed cold press 24 x 18 $350 Noreen Brunini

Macy, Suzan-Afternoon Delight

Macy, Suzan-Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight Oil on canvas 12 x 16 $425 Suzan Macy

Wine, Linda-Roses and Cherry Blossoms

Wine, Linda-Roses and Cherry Blossoms

Dead animals, books, pipes, fruit, flowers—still life has always been on the lowest rung of the hierarchy of genres. (History, portrait, genre, landscape, animal and then still life!) The distinction is between “rendering visible the universal essence of things” and “mechanical copying.” My goal was to paint loosely, with one stroke. Perhaps someday I’ll be an impressionist! Roses and Cherry Blossoms Acrylic 20 x 16 $300 Linda Bell Wine

Wine, Linda-Daisies and Bachelor Buttons

Wine, Linda-Daisies and Bachelor Buttons

Dead animals, books, pipes, fruit, flowers—still life has always been on the lowest rung of the hierarchy of genres. (History, portrait, genre, landscape, animal and then still life!) The distinction is between “rendering visible the universal essence of things” and “mechanical copying.” My goal was to paint loosely, with one stroke. Perhaps someday I’ll be an impressionist! Daisies and Bachelor Buttons Acrylic 20 x 16 $300 Linda Bell Wine

Treyz, Fritz-Leftovers

Treyz, Fritz-Leftovers

Birds have a special space in our lives and known mostly for their pleasant song and vivid colors. There’s something deeply appealing about birds that endear them to us. Leftovers Oil on wooden panel 9 x 12 $500 Fritz Treyz

Sharpe, Susan-Three Oranges

Sharpe, Susan-Three Oranges

One problem in painting still life is the relationship between the foregrounded subject and the background. In this painting I simplified the light and shadow on the fruit and mug into geometric shapes that I then echoed in the background. Three Oranges Oil 10 x 13 $150 Susan Sharpe

DeFluri, Peter-Oranges in a Bowl

DeFluri, Peter-Oranges in a Bowl

Oranges in a Bowl Oil on canvas 12 x 16 $250 Peter DeFluri

BruniniNoreen_CoffeeTableBookTravel2020_watercolor

BruniniNoreen_CoffeeTableBookTravel2020_watercolor

Coffee Table Book Travel In A Time of Covid was painted during the Covid lockdown. The shock of the lockdown was beginning to wear off & being at home 24/7 was safe but getting boring. One fine morning, I carried my Ice Tea & a Coffee Table book outside to the patio to leaf through the lovely photos. I had used the book as a tray and when I put it down in the sunshine, I thought there's a nice composition! Coffee Table Book Travel in the Time of COVID Watercolor 23 x 27 $600 Noreen Brunini

Sharpe, Susan-Daffodils

Sharpe, Susan-Daffodils

One problem in painting still life is the relationship between the foregrounded subject and the background. I have been making experiments in bringing them together through the use of echoing shapes. The corona of the daffodils form triangles that I have reflected in the vase and background, with other geometric shapes. Daffodils Oil 13 x 10 $125 Susan Sharpe

Treyz, Fritz-Two Pears_edited

Treyz, Fritz-Two Pears_edited

The “Two Pears” a Post-Impressionist style painting that helped pave the way for the advent of Cubism and abstract paintings. Two Pears Oil on wooden panel 8 x 10 $575 Fritz Treyz

While sitting on the deck near dusk, I snapped a photo last month. After seeing the photo, a friend said there is your still life. So here is a peek into my life. (Bottle logo was changed.) I typically do a very light background wash to block out my areas and go back in with a thicker application of color. The angle and the glassware made this still life more difficult than some. Night on the Deck Mixed Media 30 x 24 $450 Michelle Baker

Moffat, Sarita- Autumn Harvest 18 x 22

Moffat, Sarita- Autumn Harvest 18 x 22

Autumn Harvest Oil 25 x 28 $800 Sarita Moffat

Storey, Maureen-Tulip

Storey, Maureen-Tulip

Tulip is a combed, fused glass piece with an iridized clear glass interior. Tulip’s graceful curves show off its transparent deep violet, amber and avocado green glass. Tulip Kiln-formed, fused glass 3.5 depth x 8 diameter $360 Maureen Storey

Baker, Michelle-Simplicity (2)

Baker, Michelle-Simplicity (2)

Simplicity began as a soft ink wash. I used a simple ceramic vase and branches from the garden this spring as my focus. Simplicity Mixed Media 16 x 12.5 $190 Michelle Baker

Rubin, Alan-Mandarin Oranges

Rubin, Alan-Mandarin Oranges

Mandarin Oranges Oil on canvas 22 x 28 $1,500 Alan Rubin

Remington, Justine-Cosmo pastel painting

Remington, Justine-Cosmo pastel painting

Cosmo Soft pastel on sanded paper 14 x 11 $175 Justine Remington

Reid, Anne-Break Time

Reid, Anne-Break Time

Break Time Pastel 17 x 17 $350 Anne Reid

Ramirez_Dora_Daisies in Korean Green Celadon Teapot_Photography

Ramirez_Dora_Daisies in Korean Green Celadon Teapot_Photography

This is part of a project I’ve had in my mind for a long time. I have always loved the color and elegant shape of this celadon teapot and paired it with simple white daisies. The lighting and black background were used to highlight the beauty of this Korean teapot. Since this image was created during the height of the pandemic in the summer of 2020, it is included in the Isolation series. Daisies in Korean Green Celadon Teapot Photography 18 x 22 $350 Dora Ramirez

Ramirez_Dora_Blue Hydrangea_Photography

Ramirez_Dora_Blue Hydrangea_Photography

Blue Hydrangea is part of my Isolation collection created during the height of the pandemic in the summer of 2020. Since we chose to stay home, I looked around for images I could make in place. In this case, I went to our garden and picked a bloom from our hydrangea bush. After I captured the image, I experimented with a variety of my digital darkroom tools to realize my artistic vision emphasizing color and texture. Blue Hydrangea Photography on canvas 24 x 20 $450 Dora Ramirez

Painton, Patti-Frozen Glimpse

Painton, Patti-Frozen Glimpse

Frozen Glimpse Acrylic 20 x 26 $485 Patti Painton

Petrecca, Regina-Adam's Apple-16x20-acrylic on canvas

Petrecca, Regina-Adam's Apple-16x20-acrylic on canvas

Adam’s Apple Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 $325 Regina Petrecca

Petrecca, Regina-Still Life With Pomegranates-16x20-oil on canvas

Petrecca, Regina-Still Life With Pomegranates-16x20-oil on canvas

Still Life with Pomegranates Oil on canvas 16 x 20 $350 Regina Petrecca

Reid, Anne-Assorted Cuttings in a Jar

Reid, Anne-Assorted Cuttings in a Jar

Assorted Cuttings in a Jar Pastel 15 x 13 $400 Anne Reid

Moffat, Sarita- Reward 6x8

Moffat, Sarita- Reward 6x8

Reward Oil 13 x 14 $600 Sarita Moffat

Moffat, Sarita- Candlelight Oil 18x24

Moffat, Sarita- Candlelight Oil 18x24

Candlelight Oil 25 x 30 $850 Sarita Moffat

Nicely, Elise-The Red Can

Nicely, Elise-The Red Can

The Red Can Acrylic on canvas 18 x 14 $550 Elise Nicely

Gardiner Maribe- Red Sun Over Bluebells

Gardiner Maribe- Red Sun Over Bluebells

Red Sun Over Bluebells Mixed media 16 x 19 $500 Maribe Chandler Gardiner

Gardiner, Maribe-Roses in Bloom_edited

Gardiner, Maribe-Roses in Bloom_edited

Roses in Bloom Acrylic 34 x 28 $600 Maribe Chandler Gardiner

Widom, Bethany-Squeak's Pub copy

Widom, Bethany-Squeak's Pub copy

Squeak’s Pub Oil 14 x 18 $1,060 Bethany Widom

Gardiner, Maribe-Bees

Gardiner, Maribe-Bees

Bees-They are Here Mixed media 16 x 19 $375 Maribe Chandler Gardiner

DeFluri, Peter-White Pitcher with Oramges and Lemons

DeFluri, Peter-White Pitcher with Oramges and Lemons

White Pitcher with Oranges and Lemons Oil on canvas 12 x 16 $250 Peter DeFluri

Miyamoto, Marilyn-Still Life with Clementines

Miyamoto, Marilyn-Still Life with Clementines

When I paint a still life, I focus on capturing a moment, a feeling, and a memory. I hope the viewers feel the same way. Still Life with Clementines Oil 10 x 10 $250 Marilyn Miyamoto

Miyamoto, Marilyn_SunflowersInBlueVaseOil9x12 (002)

Miyamoto, Marilyn_SunflowersInBlueVaseOil9x12 (002)

When I paint a still life, I focus on capturing a moment, a feeling, and a memory. I hope the viewers feel the same way. Sunflowers in Blue Vase Oil 14 x 11 $350 Marilyn Miyamoto

BruniniNoreen_GrapesCrystal_watercolor

BruniniNoreen_GrapesCrystal_watercolor

Grapes & Crystal is one of the first works I painted after the shock of the COVID lockdown began to wear off. This is a work of Traditional Realism of items at hand. Grapes and Crystal Watercolor 24 x 21 $400 Noreen Brunini

Baker, Michelle-Night on the Deck

Baker, Michelle-Night on the Deck

While sitting on the deck near dusk, I snapped a photo last month. After seeing the photo, a friend said there is your still life. So here is a peek into my life. (Bottle logo was changed.) I typically do a very light background wash to block out my areas and go back in with a thicker application of color. The angle and the glassware made this still life more difficult than some. Night on the Deck Mixed Media 30 x 24 $450 Michelle Baker