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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 recently.


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.  After 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.