A recent visit to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia brought me face to face with the exciting brushwork of Maria Oakey Dewing. Her work is included in the current show there: “The Artist’s Garden – American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920”. Don’t let the gilded frame overwhelm the painting, as there is so much to see. Take a close look at the individual flowers…layers of transparent glazes and modulated colors, fine outlines and bold splashes of color, etc.
Flower detail, Maria Oakey Dewing
Flower Detail, Maria Oakey Dewing
Click on the link Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for more info about this exhibition in Philadelphia. “The Artist’s Garden – American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920” is on view until May 24, 2015.