The Great American Landscape Presents Striking Pictures From Several Artists at Meredith Long & Company
The Great American Landscape, from Meredith Long & Company, features the work of Larry Horowitz, but the paintings by William Anzalone capture the imagination as well, and a number of artists in this group show manage to stand out with a single painting.
Photo by Meredith Long & Company A striking painting, "In and Out of Clouds" by William Anzalone, in the exhibition The Great American Landscape.
Michael Coleman's "Sneaky Approach" is a fascinating tableau as a fox hides behind some shrubbery near a river stream, while two birds (plovers?) wade upstream, creating a sense of the suspense before the pounce. A number of black birds are flying overhear, while a predator hawk soars above them, an echo of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "nature red in tooth and claw".
The light on vegetation holds the eye, adding a calmness that is vividness itself.
Al Barnes "Ghosting" presents a two-masted sailboat, towing a small barge. while seagulls circle overhead. The ship's bowsprit juts out ahead, holding the additional forward sail, and leading the way like a guide. Trees and an interesting sky complete the maritime picture.