Small Works Showcase July 2019 features "Plein Air Petites" by Susan Greer.
These petite Sonoma County landscapes capture the rhythmic quality of the natural world with expressive brushstrokes in oil, and simplified elegant forms.
"Painting en plein air allows me to explore the land I love, while doing what I love to do" noted Greer.
Meet the artist reception: Saturday July 6 2019 5:30-8:30pm
The July featured artist, Willow LaLand-Yeilding, is presenting her latest piece, "Chilled Summer Whites," showing the cold condensation on a 4-foot square glass of white wine in the warm summer heat. Her 4-foot square duo, "Alexander Valley" and "Dry Creek Valley," shares the grape harvest in action and the liquid gold pouring from the wooden slats of the wine press. LaLand loves to work big,... and tiny. Her collection of miniature 2" x 2" landscapes and still lifes beautifully complements her larger works. "Individually painted grapes, crystal clear reflections in glass, deep velvety shadows, intricate wood grain. . . I love to capture sensations - the taste of the wine, the stories being told, the breeze through the vineyard," enthused LaLand.
Wine is a natural subject for LaLand as she and her husband have been making wine for over a decade. A daughter of artists, her life as an artist began very young - her first exhibit was at eleven. Now an internationally collected artist, her work has appeared in exhibits throughout the region.
Artist Reception :Saturday July 6 2019, 5:30-8:30pm