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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