Long Description of 'Arrangement'

Creations Accessible Art Gallery at the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA

‘Arrangement’ is a watercolor painted by Katherine Moorehead during the Art Class taught by Daniel Toney at the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA.

A flowerpot rises from the surface, casting a gray shadow. The pot is well proportioned, being twice the diameter at the top than at the bottom. The overall height of the pot is fifty percent greater than the top diameter.

With this work, Katherine moved towards realism with a well-defined container. Shadows on the worktable from the pot cast a gray enhancement upon an otherwise stark white canvas.

The flowers rise up from the pot as a collection of single stems. Each stem contains numerous buds, painted with a simple stroke of a smaller brush.

The pot is well defined but the flower buds are dabs of color that indicate their existence but leave the details for the viewer to contemplate.

The Art Class is lead by Portrait Artist, Daniel Toney. The session Katherine attended was held during 2004, on the premises of the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA, 1101 Peach Street, Erie, PA. The objects were painted using ordinary props. The Art Class was highlighted by ‘Art Night’.

'Art Night' was organized jointly by Daniel Toney, Portrait Artist, and Shawn Tubbs. Shawn was then an intern completing graduate studies in 'Art Therapy' and is now in private practice.

The classroom with props can be seen here.

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