April 10, 2017
Paint-out on Thursday, April 13, Guilford Green, and show announcement
I'm working on the schedule for this spring and summer, but in the meantime, we can meet on the Guilford Green, the usual time, 9 am to noon, or whatever time you want to arrive.
An announcement from our painting friend Jay Bright: He has a show at the Da Silva Gallery, 897 Whalley Avenue, New Haven (parking in the rear lot) which is open Wed to Sat 10-5. The show runs from April 8 until April 29.
He will be showing two contrasting projects “Fauvism &
Flags”, one started in 2005 and ended in 2012 inspired by Andre Derain's
paintings of London. His paintings started as watercolors in a small sketch
book, then were digitally enlarged and heavily overlaid with gouache, more
watercolors, and pastels. Bright then made even larger paintings, adding
"improbable" details, intense color juxtapositions, to create a
hyper-homage, deeply personal texture.
In contrast to these paintings, Bright will also be hanging a series featuring
the American flag, begun on Memorial Day in 2000. What started as a meditation
of the role of Bright's father as a leader of a bomb demolition squad turned
civil servant for the army has become an exploration of the current political
Hope to see you on the Green on Thursday,