Montgomery Art Association

One Idea, Many Interpretations: Exploring Black/White/Gray

20 Dec 2021 8:37 AM | Martina Sestakova (Administrator)

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 theme of black/white/gray. Scroll down to enjoy a lovely array of ideas!

Elizabeth Amanda ElginMoonbathing (11x14" oil on cradled panel). I love painting horses and think they are the most majestic animals.

Shayna HellerThe Lozenge Menorah (Fused Glass, 4 x 10 x 5”). This one was a lot of fun to make. A harlequin/lozenge theme inspired pattern of white diamonds dance across this fused glass menorah. I’m not jesting, just trying to bring a smile and an extra bit of fun to our Chanukah nights with these festive lights.

Maria-Elena LazarteVintage Silver Teapot (Oil painting on linen panel 8x8”). I love to paint still life and study the form and how the light travels throughout the objects.

Martina SestakovaDiving Right In (4x6", acrylic ink on yupo). This painting ponders the courage to keep going: to dive into areas in our lives we don't always understand. I am reminded of the underwater world in the textures and shapes in this artwork.

Judith LevineThe Death of Andrea (I Hurt) (Conte Crayon on paper). This is a very sad piece for me. Andrea was a very dear friend and her death was completely unexpected.

Peijisan Art, A Winter's Day (Digital painting). This piece plays with how it feels on a cold winters walk when you look up at the falling snow among the tree limbs. I felt the monochromatic color choices helped to evoke that cold stillness that happens during our coldest season. 

Christopher Hoppe, Landscape (16 x 20" Charcoal on Paper). A moment when I was hiking as a teenager a very long time ago.

Dora Patin, The Lost Wish (12x12” oil on panel). I painted this piece as a part of my First Friends series, which is about young children’ strong attachment to an object that gives them comfort. This painting is about joy turning into sadness, when this stuffed animal won’t become the object of love due to pregnancy loss. 

Vicky SurlesMrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (after Thomas Gainsborough) (Pencil 5 x 7”). Many years ago, I used to work at the National Gallery of Art as a guard - so I could get to know all the art! I did many small sketches of my favorites.

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.

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