Saturday, September 25, 2010

Greenslade in Landscape Contest

Forest Greenslade has been Juried into a Landsacpe Contest at the Cary Gallery of Artists. His entries are relief paintings using modeling paste and tarnished metals on canvas.

"Perfect Mornin for Catchin Crawdads" is a remembrance of southern Louisiana. With the tragic events in the Gulf of Mexico over these last years, my thoughts have been on my days in the 1960s as a graduate student at Tulane University. I spent a lot of time in the wetlands and bayous, studying the animals and plants there. On weekends, my wife and I enjoyed cafe au lait and beignet in the French Quarter. We loved watching local artists paint bayou scenes. I created this idyllic bayou, free from hurricanes and oil spills.

"Somewhere South of Savannah" is a composite of views that my wife and I see on our trips from North Carolina to Florida to visit her sister. We always stop overnight in Savannah to break up the drive, and sample the wonderful seafood. We take the secondary routs out of the city, to meander through the wonderful salt marshes. Every bridge we cross, reveals a dynamic landscape.

The contest judge master colorist, Susan Sarback, is the founder of The School of Light & Color and has written two books, her latest being Capturing Radiant Light & Color in Oils and Soft Pastels. She has taught painting workshops and classes throughout the US and Europe. Her paintings are in private collections throughout the world and in the Cornell Museum of Art and History’s permanent collection. International Artist Magazine named her one of the Master Painters of the world.

The Opening for the Landscape Show is Oct 1, 2010, 6 – 9 pm, and runs through Oct 22.

Caption: Somewhere South of Savannah a relief painting by Forrest C.

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