This is one of three paintings to be entered into the Freeport Creative Arts Member Show that will be curated by well known American art collector Bruce Brown who has graciously agreed to judge our show for a second year. The exhibition opens on June 14 at Freeport Square Gallery and ends on the 28th, with a reception on June 21 from 4-6.
It's one of my favorite pastel paintings and with the gardens around here flourishing and birds singing all day it seems an appropriate theme. Summer has finally arrived.
A friend's backyard garden provided the scene ..she moved away several years ago and I doubt if the gardens are tended as well, but at the time the climbing roses covered a simple arbor made by her husband. The chestnut tree provided a soothing cool canopy on hot summer days and the inviting stone path led to a view of her horses' pastures in the fields beyond the fence.
I'm still debating which other two pieces will be submitted for Mr. Brown's selection...and then there's the dreaded artist statement to be included...that little project has plagued me recently but I'll let you know which of the two paintings are chosen.