Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Photo taken by: Scott Douglas
This 18X24 watercolor is something I proudly went "dumpster diving" for. The artists name is illegible. This piece now is displayed in my home. I enjoy this piece because of the children involved with it. One can see the action of the children as they weave in and out of one another, the ground is worn where they skip and sing. There is no major emphasis on any part of the painting and the artist was able to set the depth by creating the line of tall grass in the background. The artist captured the simple things in life that kids enjoy. I can hear them laughing as play.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Photo taken by: Menseh Jones
24 x 35 x 28 x 38
Giclee on Canvas
A giclee is accepted as Museum Quality printed on canvas with archival inks and an expected life-span of 120 years.
Diane Romanello was born in 1944 in New York City. Romanello is a self-taught artist. Romenallo's scenic paintings are characterized by sense of beauty and romance, inviting the viewer into a serene natural world. Romanello's images always suggest the memory of treasured place. Her paintings blend luxurious, soothing color with sumptuous texture. Romanello's brushstrokes evident every image, and her luminous beach scenes, landscapes, gardens and country retreats merge elements of fantasy with realism, accomplished by Romanello's keen sense of light, texture and composition. Romanello savors the intensity of color and calming energy inherent in nature.
I see the above painting of Diane Romanello at work on a daily basis. It is hung on the wall in the hallway leading to the cafeteria in the building. Because of the nature of Romanello's work as a self-taught artist, I am very impressed and admire what she does.
Photo taken by: Patrice Rine
My husband and I had nothing to do and we decided to take a ride on Saturday to Hamilton, New Jersey to the Grounds for Sculpture where we observed magnificent pieces of art. It was George Segal's the Depression Bread Line, that I absolutely loved. This is a cast bronze, larger than life, sculpture that was done in 1999 and depicts five male figures in line against a wall during the Great Depression, a period of economic hardship during which many people were in need of government assistance for survival. The original sculpture was made in 1991 from plaster, wood, metal, and acrylic paint. It was from this original sculpture that a mold was made for casting. Segal was born in New York to a Jewish couple who emigrated from Eastern Europe. He later moved to New Jersey and helped his family throughout difficult times by working on a poultry farm. He attended Cooper Union and finally New York University where he furthered his art education.