December 9, 2022


Adorn your Feelings

My picks for the current Art League show

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An straightforward way to devote most of a summer season rainy afternoon (and there are a lot of hem coming!) is a pay a visit to to the Torpedo Manufacturing unit, host to numerous art studios and some critical galleries. Although you’re there, go verify out the current Open up Show, juried by artist Jessie Boyland.

If you’re a continual reader of this web site, then you know what comes upcoming: The Campello awards!

Are you ready for a shock? I believe that that for the initial time since I’ve been messing around with re-jurying other jurors’ reveals and awards (1st time was about 1981), this is the Very first time that I’ve agreed with the Ideal of Show!

Wendy Donahoe’s “Traveler”, a magnificent charcoal and carbon pencil drawing, is not only a superbly crafted technological masterpiece, but also a get the job done that does a little something that a learn like Donahoe does so basically: in this scenario seize the psychologic presence of the subject.  She nails it and do not be fooled by the simplicity of my terms in describing her accomplishment with this piece. These are finely tuned and qualified artistic muscle groups which Donahoe flexes so conveniently in this do the job and which are in reality impossibly difficult to supply.

I also fairly appreciated some of the Honorable Mentions, in particular “Transposition” by Susan O’Neill, an tasteful determine review using charcoal, pink chalk, and blended media on paper.

Individually I would have presented an award to “Art Lovers 1 – Picasso – Le Connoisseur 0” by Leni Gurin, a very classy Acrylic and a consider off on the terrific Spanish grasp.  That painting is the steal of the present! At 14 × 78 × 11 inches, the great portray by Leni Gurin is a steal at $900! Go invest in it!

Traveler by Wendy Donahoe Drawing; charcoal & carbon pencil
Traveler by Wendy Donahoe

Transposition by Susan O'Neill Charcoal, red chalk, mixed media on paper
Transposition by Susan O’Neill

"Art Lovers 1 - Picasso - Le Gourmet 0" by Leni Gurin
“Art Enthusiasts 1 – Picasso – Le Gourmand “ by Leni Gurin


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