“Overall, there’s such a good balance of energy versus calm, warms and cools, and lights and darks,” explains Bruson. “I find people so interesting, and I purposely gave more attention to those in the foreground and simplified the rest. I love it! It’s a good one.”
“At once, there is a sense of intense serenity and drama in each. The jagged shore rocks contrast immediately with the peaceful waters, holding, cradling soft reflections of the far mountains,” shares Sanders. “The splashes of autumn red and orange add contrast, contradiction, and counterpoint. It’s like hot pepper on sunny eggs.”
“This painting reaches out; the colors warm and welcome to the viewer,” says artist Jeffery T. Fitzgerald.
The challenge of painting flames, steam, sunset, and all those boats and my personal connection to the place and the event all contributed to making this my favorite recent painting, other than the one I’m working on right now, is always my current favorite.
“I love the clouds’ nuances against the sky and the way the clouds seem to move and lift
you up and into the painting. I chose to juxtapose the clouds against a darker sky, to intensify this dynamic.”
“My favorite is Beach Stones #8,” says Alex Dunwoodie. “I love the tumbled rocks along shorelines; the mix of colors and textures. Sitting and studying the stones is calming to me.”
“The bare branches allow for some breathtaking views not seen during other months, hence the creation of Trees Along the Marsh. This painting is based on a walk I took in Wells down by the harbor and is a winter reminder to keep looking.”
“Even though there is a loneliness to this piece, there is also a feeling of future hope and eternal life,” says LeCours. ” Symbolizing the Tree of Life and an existential vibe that is inherent in this composition.”
“That is why Mother of Pearl is my favorite painting,” she says. “To me, it is rhythm, simplicity, calmness, and poetry. I love the soothing colors and subtle reflections.”
Every Tuesday, beginning on November 3rd, an email will be sent to everyone on our email lists. This email will feature three artists and their particular “Fall Favorite.” This continues through December 15th. Also, watch for social media posts on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during this time to highlight individual artists of the week.