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 explore the concept of renewal. Scroll down to enjoy a lovely array of ideas!
Christopher Hoppe, "Southwest Sunrise" (24x30", oil on canvas)
When I did this oil painting, I just started dating my wife. She renewed my faith in love and relationships. So this painting symbolizes renewal to me.
Joyce Koeneman, "Spring Forward" (11x14", acrylic on canvas)
The beginning of spring, the early flowers peeking up through the remains of winter debris.
Martina Sestakova, "A Fresh Start" (10x8", acrylics on yupo)
"A Fresh Start"... This painting ponders the value of our past and the value of leaving it behind. Focusing on the present moment - and dreaming of a good future - is healing, isn't it? Filled with colors, there are a lot of textures and details in this piece.
Rosemary Behizadeh Yue, “Radiance” (16x20”, acrylic on canvas)
This took 3x to get right but I always feel hopeful when I see it.
Dora Patin, "Vernal Harbinger" (8x10", oil)
I love to see daffodils pop up everywhere as the weather warms up. It’s such a happy sight.
Lesley Anne Hansley, "Dulcimina" (24x36”, acrylic on canvas)
A current painting with a character from my past.
Anastasia Walsh, “Maine Cabin” (9x12”, watercolor)
The sunrise revealed this paradise white cabin on a remote island off the Maine coast. Each day is a renewal and resurgence of hope.
Jenny Wilson, "Spring Flowers" (6x8", pastel)
Liz Zadravec, "Something in the Air" (8x10", colored pencil)
Things will start to bloom, a buzz is in the air, something to sing about.
Sue Fierston, “Spring Color Change (10x8", hand printed gyotaku, Akua ink on paper)
The energy of the spring pinks and greens brought this fish’s expression to life.
Alan Rich, "Rain Barrel" (2014 commissioned installation at Willey Farms in Townsend, DE. Fluid pour skins glued to plastic 55 gallon barrel)
In November 2018, a massive fire burned it to the ground. Miraculously, the first phase rebuild and reopening was late 2019 and there was still building going on in 2020. Sadly, the barrel is lost forever, but a renewed spirit has emerged.
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 DMV-based artists.