Best Foot Forward 2, Part 2

Part 2: Originally published July 6, 2020

All art (c) the individual artists

Camilla Fallon

Above: Asparagus and Lemon

Below: Grapefruit and Tangerine, both pastel on Sennelier paper, 6 x 9 inches

Mary Addison Hackett

Above: Still Counting (Oranges)

Below: Still Counting (Oleander), both watercolor and gouache on Arches, 10 x 8.25 inches

Petey Brown

Park Slope, gouache on Arches, 12 x 9 inches

Helen Dannelly

Looking Out the Window, acrylic on paper, 7 x 10 inches

Ian MacLeod

Drawing 5-21, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches

Frank Hyder

Social Distance, watercolor, 9 x 12 inches

Susanne Arnold

Telemachus, mixed mediums, 7.5 x 4 x 2 inches

Alexandra Rutsch Brock

Muladhara, collage, 12 x 8 inches

Dan Addington

Light of Day; plaster, pencil, oil, gold leaf on found book, 9 x 6 inches (two views)

"During the two-and-a-half month period of home shelter, it became apparent that even the smallest activities, like taking walks with the family around the neighborhood, was a big deal. We became upstart birders, learning different calls, searching obsessively for cardinals, carrying cameras. Before long we were putting up feeders in the back yard. These birds, humble in size but potent in meaning, are perfect subjects for the small paintings on books that continued to develop in the studio . . . This scarlet-headed finch, a committed visitor to that new feeder, is now our Pandemic Patron Saint."

Resa Blatman

Solitary Bird, oil and graphite on Mylar, 10 x 8 inches

Lynda Fay Braun

In the Details, pigment ink on antique lithography paper, 12 x 8 inches

Milisa Galazzi

Visual Quilt Grid 6.18.20, iphoto and screen shots, size varies on device

"During this Covid time, I am walking a lot in my neighborhood and working on drawings in my studio. I am taking iphone photos of both activities, recording the looking and the making . . . Some very interesting visual conversations between the two spaces are happening on my devices. These Visual Quilt Grids currently sit on my Instagram and Facebook feeds. I have experimented with printing them out at 6 x 6 inches on photo paper. "

Linda Stillman

Nature Notes: 3 x 3 (Fringe Tree);  leaves, ink, acrylic on panels, 4 x 4.5 inches

Lily Prince

American Beauty (Georgia's Mountain, Abiquiu), ink and acrylic on paper mounted on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Linda Cordner

Scape 116, encaustic on panel, 4 x 6 inches

Ruth La Gue

Marsh, acrylic, 8 x 8 inches

Sarah Hinckley

Above: I Watch Them Bloom (4)

Below: I Watch Them Bloom (7), both watercolor on Fabriano, 12 x 9 inches

Debra Claffey

Vetch; oil, encaustic, monotupe collage on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Nancy Azara

Above: Four Leaves, 9 x 12 inches

Below: Black Leaf with Blue, 12 x 11.5 inches

Heather Bentz

Dreaming of a Different Landscape; acrylic, gesso, thread on linen; 11.75 x 5 inches

Gregory Wright

Rebound 52, mixed mediums on panel, 12 x 6 inches

Susan Paladino

Garden Above, encaustic on panel, 8 x 8 inches

Rachel Brumer

Little Library II, fiber, thread, wax and acrylic; 10 x 12 x 6 inches

Annette Kearney

Going with the Flow; acrylic, gouache, paper, Mylar on panel; 7 x 10 x 3 inches

Stephanie Roberts-Camello

Not Forgotten, encaustic over old letter, 6 x 6 x 3.5 inches

Deborah T. Colter

Pretended Not to Notice, mixed mediums on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Josette Urso

Gold Spun 1; watercolor, ink, pencil and paper collage on gold-leaf-edged rag board; 3.5 x 5.5 inches

Holly Miller

Above: Kind of Blue

Below: Thank, both watercolor, thread and plastic bag on paper, 4 x 6 inches

Larry Schulte

Biology of Smelling, collage and stitching on book page, 12 x 9 inches

Leslie Giuliani

Blockman (Cool), embroidery and applique on encaustiflex, 10 x 8 inches

Lisa Barthelson

aii 5, Family Debris; monoprint, mixed-media printed collage, and thread on BFK Rives, 8 x 8 inches

David Raymond

Left: Glimmer, 9.5 x 8.5 inches

Right: Festiclam, 11 x 8.5 inches, both ink on paper

Susan Lasch Krevitt

Rolling 1, cardboard and encaustic, 9 x 8 x 5 inches

Marjorie Kaye

Habitat, gouache on plywood and putty, 9.5 x 12 x 3.5 inches

Alicia Forestall-Boehm

Falling Down #4, cheese cloth, encaustic, polyurethane foam, 4 x 5.25 x 4.25 inches 

William Conger

At Night, scratchboard, 4 x 5 inches

Tamar Zinn

April Drawing 42, charcoal on paper, 8.25 x 6 inches image area

Studio view below

Donna Ruff

Above: Untitled 4

Below: Untitled 5, both smi ink on graph paper with hole punches, 11 x 8.5 inches 

Jeff Kellar

Here; resin, clay, and pigment on aluminum composite panel, 3.3 x 7 inches

Joe Fiorello

Seven, cut paper, 7 x 7 inches

Winston Lee Mascarenhas

Isolation 1, graphite and embroidery on Yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Karen Schifano

Left and right: Untitled, both gouache on paper, 6 x 4 inches

Laura Duerwald

Telemark 2020; acrylic, graphite, paper, cold wax on canvas over panel, 12 x 9 inches

Rebecca Crowell

Deep Time #1, walnut ink and powdered pigmant on paper, 9 x 7 inches

Ravenna Taylor 

Toehold, painted collage (folded, stitched, pierced), 7 x 6 inches

Sandra Quinn

Seeking Shelter 6, ink on paper, 11 x 10 inches

JoAnne Lobotsky

Taking a Walk, ink and acrylic on acrylic paper, 12 x 9 inches

Elise Rugolo

Dark Energy, encaustic with transfer on panel, 6 x 6 inches

Lisa Pressman

From the Inside, oil, 12 x 12 inches

Nola Zirin

Secret Meeting, oil and acrylic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

oan Stuart Ross

Virus Series: Stuart's Eye, ink and collage on paper, 10 x 10 inches

Nancy Natale

A Certain Darkness; paper, tarpaper, ink, gesso, coffee, encaustic, tacks, 12 x 12 inches

Beverly Rautenberg

[My] Sacred Space #4, enamel on panel, 8 x 8 inches

Adrienne Moumin

Benign Neglect, cut paper collage, 6.5 x 5 inches

George Shaw

Mitstein Series 1, mixed materials and paint, 12 x 12 inches

Angle view below

James Kendall Higgins

0040.2020 La Jolla Fields, graphite and resin polymer, 12 x 12 x 2.5 inches

Betsy Meyer-Donadio

MA2, mixed-media collage and paint on canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Rosaire Appel

Corona Panic Score, ink on vintage music sheet, 12 x 9 inches

Jeff Schaller

Kool Kat, acrylic, 6 x 6 inches

The Grim Reality

Whether representational or abstract, most of the work in this collection represents each artist's body of work, independent of the virus and political unrest raging around us. A few artists, however, have expanded their oeuvre to reflect out current situation.

Pamela Winegard

Above: Social Distance

Below: Skin Tone, both gouache on Bristol board, 8 x 8 inches

Pamela Winegard

Above: Social Distance

Below: Skin Tone, both gouache on Bristol board, 8 x 8 inches

Jessica Nissen

Pandemic Painting 4, acrylic and gouache on paper, 7.45 x 9. 6 inches

Nancy Charak

Bighorn Fire Series; watercolor, ink, graphite, Prismacolor sgraffito on clayboard; 8 x 8 inches

Christine Aaron

We the People: Day 1250 in the (T)Rump Administration; daily burnt drawings in a Gray's Anatomy textbook, 10 x 12 inches open; ongoing

Karen Revis

Bulletproof Vest for Toddler Boys Size 2T-4T, monoprint on Rives BFG, 8 x 10 inches

Detail below

Peg Grady

Hug, thread on linen, 6 x 6 inches

Beyond the Pandemic

Whether or not it was their intention, these artists take us beyond the reach of a microscopic virus, giving us a view--or suggestion--of the heavens.

Catherine Nash

Waning, encaustic and mica in vintage drill bit box, 11.25 x 4 x 2 inches

Ellen Hackl Fagan

Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue; ink, pigment, acrylic on found paving stone, 4.25 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches

Laelia Mitchell

5.2.20, photograph, 8 x 8 inches

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