Spring Has Sprung at Co|So

By admin on March 22, 2018

Frigid temperatures, blizzards, and icy roads still abound in Boston. But despite the frost and snow, spring has officially begun! Here at the gallery, we have paintings that capture the quintessential feeling of the season, which feature blossoming flowers, bright colors, and newborn animals. If the cold weather has you down, then take a look at some of our springtime artwork to lift your spirits!

Candace Lovely, Springtime Swan Ride, oil on linen, 30 x 40”

A beloved Boston tradition since 1877, the Boston swan boats set sail every spring in the Boston Public Garden lagoon. Copley Master Candace Lovely painted a charming scene of these swan boats in Springtime Swan Ride, while adding an abundant number of blossoming flowers to frame the piece.

Sam Vokey, Woodland Pool, oil on canvas, 47 x 55”

Warm weather, green trees, and grassy fields may feel like a distant memory to Bostonians. But Copley Master Sam Vokey’s Woodland Pool is a reminder of springtime beauty—especially smooth rocks, clear water, and bright colors dancing in the sunlight.

Rose Leitner, Morning, acrylic on panel, 14 x 14,” SOLD

After springing our clocks forward, our days are filled with more and more light. On view in In the Style Of is Rose Leitner’s abstract piece Morning, which pays homage to the sunrise as a grand event. As living creatures awaken, sunlight spills across miles, and colors dazzle in light and shadow, mornings in spring are wonders to behold.

Jenny Kelley, Blue Hydrangeas and Ribbons, oil on linen, 20 x 24”

Spring wouldn’t feel like spring without flowers in bloom! Hydrangeas take center stage in Jenny Kelley’s still life, with ribbons adding a sense of delicacy to the composition.

Matt Miller, White Flowers, oil on panel, 14 x 24,” SOLD

In another floral still life, Copley Master Matt Miller paints white flowers gracefully arching and extending upward toward the edge of the canvas. It is a reminder of how plants grow outdoors during spring—stretching and reaching toward the sun.

Timothy Neill, The Oddball, oil on canvas, 8 x 10”

With springtime comes Easter, and with Easter comes activities like Easter egg hunts and painting Easter eggs. Tim Neill’s realistic still life The Oddball features three bare eggs and one egg painted in a rich, magnificent gold.

Ellen Granter, Picky Picky, oil on panel, 14 x 14”

Each morning in spring, birds can be heard chirping from their nests. Copley Master Ellen Granter painted three separate paintings of birds for Journeys, all of which show birds quietly standing on the edge of a bird bath.  

Barney Levitt, Monarch with Yellow Roses, oil on panel, 15 x 12”

As springtime comes closer, a resurgence of color can be seen in nature. Copley Master Barney Levitt paints a bright blue sky, yellow flowers, and an orange monarch in his still life now on view in In the Style Of. Like springtime, this still life is bright and fun!

While the snow continues to melt, the artwork on our walls can be a way to escape to warmer days and nature. These works of art can be seen on view in In the Style Of and Journeys, which will be on display through April 12th

Banner Image: Candace Lovely, Springtime Swan Ride, oil on linen, 30 x 40”