Saturday, February 18, 2012

March Exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery

                                   Students of Susan Winter
                                               March 4-25

Artist’s Reception on Sunday, March 4, 2012, from 1-3 pm. All are welcome.

Gallery hours are daily from 9 am to 4 pm and on the first, third and last Sunday of the month from 1 pm to 3 pm. Saturdays are by appointment. The Gourgaud Gallery is located in Cranbury Town Hall, 23A North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ. Artwork is for sale with 20% of each sale going to support the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment.

 The March exhibit will feature paintings by local artists who study under the direction of Susan Winter in her Hightstown studio. Mediums include pastel, watercolor and oil.

Artists include: Maxine Murray of Allentown; Arline Reisman and Iris Wininger of East Brunswick; Synnova Coleman of Hightstown; Linda Brodsky, Bernice Comerchero, Sheila Kaplan, Roberta Neutuch and Karen Slater of Monroe Township; and Ellen Weiner, Yardley, PA. A photo of one of the paintings.

"Cupcake Cookie"
Susan Winter provides the following information:

"My students range in age and length of time with me, from 40-70 and from 6 months in time with me to 5 years. They all work in either oils, pastel, or watercolor with pastels on top. The last method seems to appeal to would-be watercolorists because pastels are so forgiving and a wonderful drawing tool. Used over watercolors they give a rich and vibrant effect.

My students work mostly from their own edited photos, paying close attention to composition guidelines and working the values and colors to the paintings richest result. Most of the paintings in the show are either landscape or landscapes with figures entwined in the composition. You will notice the wonderful colors in these paintings. I have stressed color and taught them how to choose palettes to enhance their work. I hope all the viewers enjoy their hard work and the beauty of the paintings exhibited. "