Gallery One to debut ‘It’s Not Easy being Green’

Gallery One this week announced their new art show, “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” which will be on displayed at Gallery One in Ocean View beginning on Feb. 26 and running through March 25.

Visitors are guaranteed to see a wide range of interpretations of this theme, organizers said, noting that each of the 15 artists exhibiting in the show have their own experiences, styles and mediums that influence their work.

“The color green has a reputation with artists as being the most difficult color to use. The landscape can be filled with many shades of green and overwhelm the eye,” they said. “Green is not a pure color and it has to be mixed, which can lead to over-mixing and the possibility of making a dull or dirty color. Thus, green can be a challenge for the artist.”

Enjoying the unique light that the color can reflect, Laura Hickman is showing, “Gracie Grinch,” a pastel portrait of her dog. In the work, Hickman has bathed Gracie in the green light reflected from her favorite swimming pool.

“Chartreuse in the Landscape,” an oil by Lesley McCaskill, highlights the yellow green of new spring grasses along a path on Surf Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. Another artist, Sonia Hunt, was drawn to yellow greens and painted a watercolor of a tree-lined path called “Changing Leaves.”

“Simply Green Orchid,” an acrylic by Dale Sheldon, aims to build on the quiet, dignified beauty of the unique flower. Painted with rich color and visible brush strokes, the work allows Sheldon to show her appreciation for the stunning plant.

With a sense of fun, Jeanne Mueller searched out the produce aisle for an idea. An artichoke was selected because it triggered her memory of a conversation with a friend who loved to play with words and coined... “Artichoke, who choked Arty,” referring to game of Clue and who did it.) Her oil is called “Who Choked Arty by Col. Onion.”

A painting of a little girl pounding away on her grandmother’s Steinway is the image Joyce Condry captured in her oil, “Greensleeves.”

These are just a few of the art works that will be on display at Gallery One.

The public is being invited to visit Gallery One to view this show and see the other art works by the 15 gallery artists and browse the fine-craft room devoted to fine art jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood and glass.

Gallery One is always staffed by one of the artists and is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 32 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26) in Ocean View. Visit the website at www.galleryonede.com for more information on Gallery One, its artists and classes, or call (302) 537-5055.