Susan Greenwald: Pen, Ink, and Watercolor—Study in contrast

The Gallery at The Summit Free Public Library
January 5–February 28

Waterfront, 2021 Pen, ink, and watercolor on paper

The paintings in this series include a study in contrast of both the subject matter of the paintings and the method of creating the paintings. The dark solid lines of ink juxtaposed with the loose and airiness of the watercolor create an interesting effect. Similarly, the subject matter in the paintings includes both manmade structures (boats, bridges, barns, and buildings) and natural elements (water, trees, flowers, and grasses) which again create a compelling visual demonstrating the beauty of both the civilized and natural worlds.

Sue started painting in 2014 and has been hooked ever since. She works primarily in oil paints but enjoys working with different mediums. Sue experiments with different styles and techniques, both traditional and abstract, and relishes working with both monochromatic and full-color palettes. She paints landscapes, portraits, still life, and animals and is inspired by nature, color, light, people, vistas – everything! Primarily self-taught, Sue is motivated by the creative process and goal of conveying the beauty of life in her work.

A member of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey since 2015, Sue exhibits her work at their member show each year. Over the past few years, her work has been exhibited at Arts Council of Livingston gallery shows, as well as various public libraries.