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W E S T O N S E N I O R A C T I V I T I E S
C E N T E R A R T S H O W
BY MARGARET WIRTENBERG - A RETROSPECTIVE
Month of June 2015; photo at right above from the FORUM
This is a sampler of the retrospective that includes 32 works ranging from those in oil
from as early as 1960, to water colors of Lachat, done relatively
CLICK ON PAINTINGS BELOW TO ENLARGE
Portrait of My Mother , oil, 1979; At
the Lake, oil, @1968; Riverside Church,
oil, @1965. Other paintings in this series not shown, including
"Columbia Rooftops" which was displayed at the Senior Center.
moving to Weston, many years ago, only watercolor used as a medium.
Town Hall Neo-Classic, watercolor, the addition built in 1987; My, Aren't Houses Getting Larger, watercolor, around the time of tenure on P&Z; THE
HUB - originally entitled "Roundabout" defined as a type of solution to
traffic problems at some intersections - renamed for this venue! Flowers, watercolor - a great and favorite subject for watercolor art.
Lachat Upper Field - study for a larger watercolor painting "The Hillside"; Trout Brook Valley (study in recording washes, also for a larger painting), watercolor; Lachat Dreams, watercolor; Lachat Homestead Aerial, watercolor of what farms on Godfrey Road and around town might have looked like centuries ago; Memorial Day (and other patriotic holidays), watercolor, as traditional patriotism waned in Weston.
Spring In My Woods, watercolor; After Peto, watercolor in J.F. Peto trompe l'oeil technique; Town Hall Slate Roof, watercolor - reminder of issue; Lachat Lower Field (Fall) watercolor, before Town of Weston purchase with Nature Conservancy; Lachat: The Hillside, watercolor - after the agreement between Town and Nature Conservancy to divide forest from farming area.
ART HISTORY TEST: Can you tell where in the artist's "oeuvre" these paintings below fit in?
HINT: What medium is being employed? What is the subject matter being painted?
HINT: In addition to those art historical clues for dating these works, sometimes an artist's style changes...
HINT: These three watercolors of snow scenes in Weston - hot links
are to representations of these paintings not taken at this
exhibit...can you find a joke (about the "Winter Never Ended" painting,
[a very large series of paintings from 2009], center)?
BELOW: Unframed work we actually learned a lot from!!!
M.S. Wirtenberg, watercolor. This work was done in the technique wet-on-wet, on Rough, 300 lb. paper as an experiment. "Is That The Red Oak?" is a good title for it.
A link to more watercolors never before exhibited, never framed.