By Martina Sestakova
Members of Montgomery Art Association come from all walks of life and their artworks and creative processes reflect this wonderful variety. In this blog, we invite you to enjoy a selection of pieces that feature the color PINK. A color with a fascinating history can indeed be interpreted and incorporated in many different ways. Enjoy this lovely variety of ideas!
Freddi Weiner, Pink Sunset on the Meadow, Acrylic, 11x14”
Freddi says, “This piece brings me to my happy place. I am constantly trying to bring happiness and cheer during this pandemic. Sunsets and fields of flowers with blue skies and fluffy clouds.”
Martina Sestakova, Giggles Under the Blanket, Watercolor on Yupo, 4x6”
Here is Martina’s story behind this piece, "I recall laughing under the blankets when I was a little girl. My brother would be in his bed, under his blanket, and we would talk nonsense and laugh so hard. Such delightful moments. I try to keep this sense of lightness in my life as an adult. It’s just so nice to tuck in and talk in the darkness of the night and feel open and hopeful and loved."
Pritha Srinivasan, Unforgettable, Watercolor, 14x14”
Pritha shares, “This is my tribute to peonies, one of my favorite late spring, early summer flowers!”
Hiral Joshi, Reflection, Acrolic on Canvas, 30x24”
Rosemary Behizadeh Yue, Sunset, Acrylic on Canvas, 11x14"
Helen Wood, Zoe Bee, Pastel, 5x7"
Helen mentions, "This piece is inspired by a photo taken by granddaughter Zoe (age 15); our first artistic collaboration.”
Deb Walmer, Stargazer, Oil on Canvas, 24x18”
Paige Friedman, Cherry Blossoms, Digital, Sizes Vary
Paige tells us, “This work was all about playing with line, color, layers & shape.”
John Mac Arthur, Cherry Blossoms on the Mall #2, Acrylic, 18x24”
John highlights, “The Mall in the Spring is more than tourists wandering around; the Mall is a feeling of rebirth best portrayed as the cherry blossoms.”
Dora Patin, Competing Forces, Oil on Canvas, 8x10"
Dora conveys, "I really liked the high saturation of colors in this scene. The bright background pops forward and takes some attention away from the iris that’s in focus.”
Tuna Turner, Evening View: Bangladesh, Colored Pencil, 9x12"
Jean Fin, A Rose for Mom, Oil on Board, 8x10”
Jean shares, “Roses always remind me of my mother. Deep and complex. Beautiful and delicate.”
Elizabeth Amanda Elgin, Lloyd’s Ducks, Oil, 9x12”
Elizabeth tell us, “This is a commission for Lloyd's wife after Lloyd died last year. This is from their boat dock behind their house.”
Jeanne Sullivan, Majestic Seas, Mixed Media Collage, 8x10”
Jeanne describes her work as, “Mighty ships seeking the unknown in the majestic seas."
Patrick Sieg, Peach Amaretto, Oil on Canvas, 12x16"
Patrick tells us, "This work is based on a photo by the talented Lisa Sieg.”
Alan Rich, Red Pot, Acrylic on Canvas, 12x12"
Kathy Farrell Tynan, Birthday Wishes, Soft Pastel on Sanded Paper, 15x12"
Vicky Surles, Pink and White Azaleas, Watercolor, 11x14”
Vicky captured these Spring time beauties at McCrillis Gardens in Bethesda.
Marti Wells, Valentine for My Better Half, Watercolor, 5x7”
Elizabeth Levine Steel, Cambirds, Acrylic on Canvas, 16x20”
Thank you for stopping by and enjoying the artworks of our members! Be sure to check out our other blogs as we celebrate the unique artworks of local Montgomery County artists.