5.29.2012

Artists featured: Washington Square Art Show

This is a first for me, I went to an Art Show and came away empty handed.  I did find some talented artists, but not as many as in years past...The work I most loved was too large and too pricey.
Here are the artists that I found most appealing:

1. Joseph Grieco, oil painter.   His work was very appealing and traditional -- if you like impressionists, you would like his work.  I love his loose brush strokes and incredible mastery of color. I just read his bio and discovered he was voted best in show at Washington Square in 2011.



Joseph Grieco, Oil Painter, site:  http://www.josephpgrieco.com


Joseph Grieco, Oil Painter (not  crazy about this frame)

Joseph Grieco, Oil Painter

 2.  Sonia Grineva, Oil Painter, www.grinevaArt.com, reminds me of the post impressionists like Cezanne.  She was one of my favorites at the show, but quite pricey at $6,500 for one of her larger pieces. Most of her work is was larger than 22 x 28.

Sonia Grineva, Oil Painter, www.grinevaArt.com

Sonia Grineva, Oil Painter, www.grinevaArt.com

Sonia Grineva, Oil Painter, www.grinevaArt.com


Sonia Grineva, Oil Painter, www.grinevaArt.com


Sonia Grineva, Oil Painter, www.grinevaArt.com


3. Susan Grisell, Oil Painter, susangrisell.com, very talented oil painter in a traditional style.  Her work was realistic, by her brush style was in a loose style that I admire.  Unfortunately, the sky was overcast and the work was under an awning so my flash kept going off and ruined shots of her best work.  There were some small gems, some going for as little as $600.

Susan Grisell, Oil Painter

Susan Grisell, Oil Painter


Susan Grisell, Oil Painter

Susan Grisell, Oil Painter



4. Vladimir Prodanovich, Mixed Media, www.prodanovich.com. I was on the hunt for modern etchings, and the artists below sort of met that criteria.  Prodanovich's work was charcoal/ink on paper. His drawings were going for $300 each.



5. Steven Walker, Etchings. www.oldprintshop.com.  Walker had some interesting oils of urban landscapes but I really liked his etchings.  These were small 8 x 10s going for $175.
Steven Walker, Etching

Steven Walker, Etching

Steven Walker, Etching
Steven Walker, Oil



6. John Parnell, Oil Painter www.johnparnellstudio.com. These absrtract works were going for $600 each, they are not my cup of tea, but I know some folks just love them. And in the right space, they work great and can look stunning.

John Parnell, Oil Painter

John Parnell, Oil Painter

There was one talented young woman who did pen and ink etchings and I lost her card -- but gave her mine, hopefully she will email me with her contact info. Sadly the glare from the glass ruined the photos. She did ravens, fish and some urban landscapes. Very talented.






I am headed to anther show this weekend, so I will keep you all posted.  Enjoy the beautiful weather!

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