One-Day Exhibition and Sale October 28

AH 53, Russell Steven Powell watercolor on paper, 14x8
AH 27, Russell Steven Powell acrylic and pencil on paper, 13x10

AH 27, acrylic and pencil on paper, 13×10

AH 8, Russell Steven Powell acrylic on canvas, 9x12

AH 8, acrylic on canvas, 9×12

ONE-DAY EXHIBITION AND SALE OCTOBER 28

FOR FOUR MONTHS this spring and summer I spent Friday mornings painting in the Art House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Most of the time I was by myself in the 10’x10’ structure, reclaimed from disuse and refurbished by painter Jan Ruby-Crystal of Northampton last year with the help of volunteers.

The Art House in some respects resembles the dune shacks in the Cape Cod National Seashore, where I have stayed many times, only in a woodland setting rather than the seaside. It was peaceful and beautiful, with few distractions, and I did a lot of painting.

Occasionally I had visitors who stopped out of curiosity and sometimes stayed to paint. During July and August, a group of eight to 10 campers aged 10 to 12 arrived with their counselors most weeks to paint for an hour using donated colored pencils or watercolor on paper. I often painted with them.

AH 17, Russell Steven Powell acrylic on canvas board, 9x12

AH 17, acrylic on canvas board, 9×12

I’ll be presenting work inspired by the Art House with six fellow artist volunteers at a one-day exhibition and sale Sunday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Wildlife Sanctuary at 127 Combs Road.

The other artists are Christina Bosch, Stacy Dell Isola, Chris Hill, Joey Pesche, Jan Ruby-Crystal, and McKenzie Swart.

The paintings are mostly small, and priced affordably. Most are under $100, many are less than $50, and 25 percent of the proceeds will be donated to help fund next year’s Art House programming and materials.

Refreshments will be served, and of course people are free to enjoy the Wildlife Sanctuary’s trails.

Here are some of the paintings I will have at the sale.

AH 21, Russell Steven Powell acrylic on canvas, 12x16

AH 21, Russell Steven Powell acrylic on canvas, 12×16

AH 30, Russell Steven Powell acrylic on paper, 13x10

AH 30, acrylic on paper, 13×10

AH 34, Russell Steven Powell acrylic on paper, 9x12

AH 34, Russell Steven Powell acrylic on paper, 9×12

AH 28, Russell Steven Powell acrylic and pencil on paper, 13x10

AH 28, acrylic and pencil on paper, 13×10

AH 13, Russell Steven Powell acrylic on canvas, 9x12

AH 13, acrylic on canvas, 9×12

AH 50, Russell Steven Powell acrylic and pencil on paper, 10x8

AH 50, acrylic and pencil on paper, 10×8

AH 22, Russell Steven Powell acrylic on canvas, 16x12

AH 22, acrylic on canvas, 16×12

AH 38, Russell Steven Powell acrylic on paper, 10x8

AH 38, acrylic on paper, 10×8

AH 53, Russell Steven Powell watercolor on paper, 14x8

AH 53, watercolor on paper, 14×8

 

2 thoughts on “One-Day Exhibition and Sale October 28

  1. I have not been in the company of your paintings for quite a while so it’s nice to see your shapes and colors and moods again, even if only on my grubby computer screen. I look forward to your upcoming event.

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