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It's Not Easy Being Green exhibit at Gallery One Feb. 26-March 25

Feb 25, 2014
"Greensleeves," oil by Joyce Condry.

Gallery One announces its new art show, It’s Not Easy Being Green, which will be on display at the gallery starting Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Visitors are guaranteed to see a wide range of interpretations of this theme. Each of the 15 artists exhibiting has his or her own experiences, styles and media that influence each work.

The color green has a reputation with artists as being the most difficult color to use. The landscape can be filled with many shades of green and overwhelm the eye. Green is not a pure color; it has to be mixed, which can lead to overmixing and the possibility of making a dull or dirty color. Thus, green can be a challenge for the artist.

Enjoying the unique light that the color can reflect, Laura Hickman is showing "Gracie Grinch," a pastel portrait of her dog. In this work, Hickman has bathed Gracie in the green light reflected from her favorite swimming pool.

“Chartreuse in the Landscape,” an oil by Lesley McCaskill, highlights the yellow green of new spring grasses along a path on Surf Avenue in Rehoboth. Another artist, Sonia Hunt, was drawn to yellow greens and painted a lovely watercolor of a tree-lined path called “Changing Leaves."

“Simply Green Orchid” an acrylic by Dale Sheldon, builds on the quiet, dignified beauty of this unique flower. Painting with rich color and visible brush strokes, Sheldon shows her appreciation for this stunning plant.

With a sense of fun, Jeanne Mueller searched out the produce aisle for an idea. An artichoke was selected because it triggered her memory of a conversation with a friend who loved to play with words and coined, "Artichoke, who choked Arty," referring to a game of Clue. Her oil is titled “Who Choked Arty by Col. Onion.”

An endearing painting of a little girl pounding away on her grandmother's Steinway is the image Joyce Condry captured in her oil, “Greensleeves."

These are just a few of the art works that will be on display at Gallery One.

The public is invited to visit Gallery One to view this show and see the other art works by the 15 gallery artists and browse the fine craft room devoted to fine art jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood, and glass.

Gallery One is always staffed by one of the artists and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 32 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean View.

For more information, go to www.galleryonede.com or call 302-537-5055.

"Gracie Grinch," pastel by Laura Hickman.
"Who Choked Arty by Col. Onion," oil by Jeanne Mueller.
"Simply Green Orchid," acrylic by Dale Sheldon.
"Chartreuse in the Landscape," oil by Lesley McCaskill.
"Changing Leaves," watercolor by Sonia Hunt.
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