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PattersonClaude-High in the Tree Tops.jpg
We’re asked to adopt a perspective almost never accessible to humans: near the top of a tree, at close proximity to parrots. A light wash of cloudy white and blue in the background encloses the birds; their distinctive colors echo those of the tree’s…

Dove--Seneca Lake.jpg
This small watercolor uses a technique Dove called "extraction": abstracting from some landscape only those elements necessary to render it. Here we see a few lines of ink used to trees, clouds, and a power line; watercolor and gouache then complete…

Hill--View on the Erie Canal small.jpg
Hill was the son of a well-known commercial lithographer, and was only 17 years old when he created this and other watercolors of the Erie Canal with an eye toward eventual publication. That never came to pass, but as historical documents the…

NagaiThomas - Still Life, Figured Cloth.JPG
Precise outlines and imaginative color blending give this watercolor a distinctive appearance. It departs from most still lifes in giving a “ground-level” perspective of its subject matter—almost as a terrain. Fruit, flowers, and vegetables all make…

Nakagawa - House on a Hill.jpg
This scene at the edge of a forest is drawn using remarkably sparse details, for example a few brushstrokes evoking a vegetable garden, a house, or a hill. Much of Nakagawa’s attention has been devoted to dense and multicolored foliage at left and…

Gaige--Boat House, Sutton Place@2x.jpg
At the time of this painting Sutton Place, on the East River near the Queensboro Bridge, had the reputation of extreme inequality: the wealthy enjoying river views, the poor living in squalid conditions. This "boat house" has the appearance of…

Gaige--Lexington and 35th@2x.jpg
Gaige's title is slightly puzzling, for this seems to be the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation on Madison & 35th. The congregation built a sanctuary at this location 1865; the current structure dates to 1896. About the Artist: Born in Candor,…

Gaige--Queensboro Bridge@2x.jpg
Watercolor by New Deal Gallery artist of bridge crossing the East River near Sutton Place.About the Artist: Born in Candor, NY, Gaige grew up in Binghamton and graduated from the School of Art at Syracuse University. He then moved to New York City…

NakamizoFuji - American Woodcock.JPG
A pair of woodcocks is pictured somewhat outside of their preferred grassy habitat, beside a cozy opening in a tree trunk. Although they often are associated with spring, the presence of freshly fallen leaves seems to indicate a moment just prior to…

PalterRebecca - 02 (1).JPG
Some elements of this watercolor are abstract and patterned: the green leaves at left, the tablecloth, wallpaper background, and even the vase’s outline. Other elements, however, show careful attention to modeling and texture, like the orange. Palter…
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