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 color lime green in art. Enjoy this lovely variety of ideas!
Sue Fierston, "Coos Bay" (8x10" white line woodcut). Foggy Coos Bay, Oregon, woodcut made with xacto knife on plywood panel, oh did my hand ache afterward!
Paige Friedeman, "#6 Remix" (a 4ft base tetrahedron sculpture). This piece (part of a sponsored commission by One Montgomery Green) made by myself and artists Mary Del Bianco. It is made of mixed media but mainly incorporates repurposed plastic material that are #6 Polystyrene, which is not recyclable in Montgomery County. It was reshaped and manipulated to represent flowers, insects and other organic shapes from nature to remind us all to appreciate the little things around us and reduce our plastic waste.
Paula Eillum, "Sonja’s View" (9x12" pastel on sanded paper). Mexican countryside outside of San Miguel de Allende where I have spent the past 11 winters.
Alan Rich, "Gretta" (16x20" acrylic on cradled wood panel). One of a few car portraits I've done.
Judith Levine, "Outside Klum Park (9x12" watercolour on Fabriano 140l lb cold press paper).
Dora Patin, “Pom Poms” (8x10" oil on panel). This is my standard poodle, Darcy. This special panel was sold by Trekell for their annual pet portrait competition.
Jennifer Kahn Barlow, "Potential” (12x16" oil on canvas). Green is the color of beginnings!
Tena Turner, "Summer Flowers" (15x11" watercolor on Fabriano paper). My best offering, lots of green, and some is lime,, especially some small details in the yellow iris.
Martina Sestakova, "It Might Mean Something" (26x20" watercolors and acrylics on yupo). The title is words out of Mary Oliver's poem, 'Watering the Stones'. I love Oliver's work and really enjoy exploring her words and their perceived meanings through colors, shapes, and textures.
Rosemary Behizadeh Yue, "Summer Respite" (16x20" acrylic on canvas). Many greens describe cool shadows and lush foliage along a small creek.
Jenny Wilson, "Violet Coast" (16x24" acrylic on canvas). An imaginary coastline perhaps in Maine or Cornwall.
Jennifer Beaudet, “Into the Weeds” (30x40” oil on canvas). Inspired by coastal Rhode Island and my morning runs past the lush marshland.
Ingrid Lohr Matuszewski, "Clore Road" (20x20" oil on canvas) Madison, VA series. This piece is inspired by childhood memories of Clore Road in Madison County, Virginia where my great-grandfather started Clore Furniture in the 18oo's. This is an abstracted version of the road to the homestead and Clore Furniture.
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.