My exhibit at the Saline District Library in Saline, Michigan has been installed. The solo exhibit of 33 pastel paintings runs from January 26th through March 29th.
Here are some photos following the installation on January 25th. I hope you can make it to browse the exhibit!
A variety of sizes and themes below. The one on the right is "Nicole's Flowers," depicting my daughter at an early age.
I don't do too many street scenes, but the painting on the left was inspired by a stroll in Lucca, Italy and is titles "Primi Piatti." The Brooklyn Bridge is off the the right, a gift for my wife Mary many years ago in honor of her growing up in Brooklyn.
There are a variety of framed paintings sizes, ranging from 5x12 inch "Out to Dry," a pastel of my first garlic crop harvested in 2017, to "Season's Transitions," a 40x28 inch painting depicting an early Spring landscape while hiking at Great Smoky National Park in Tennessee. Both paintings are shown below:
"Out to Dry" - my garlic harvest a couple of years ago.
"Season's Transition," inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains:
About half of the paintings were created over the past year. There are two paintings I consider "vintage" as they were done while I was a teen in New York. About 15 years ago, my wife Mary was cleaning the basement and discovered these paintings and had them framed as a Christmas gift. That event inspired me to resume painting, about 15 years ago. The two paintings are pictured below on either side of "Peak Color."
Thanks so much to Linda Klenczar, Cathy Harmon and the library staff, and my wife Mary for helping install the exhibit. Now that I've spent so much time preparing for the show, I've got to get back to painting!