October 15 – November 18, 2017
Wayne Art Center, Vidinghoff Gallery
For more than forty years Betty Newitt refined her skill as a watercolor artist. Influenced and trained by prominent local artists, Betty strived for strong light effects. In viewing her collection, one can observe her intricate style and use of color among a variety of subjects she enjoyed capturing on canvas.
Examples of strong lighting are apparent in her still life spray of brightly colored flowers resting in a vase, as well as the subtle lighting that streams through the birch trees creating a reflection of their canopy onto a trail or stream in a landscape. In painting a barn scene, the large structure is enhanced by its bold colors while nestled in a rural setting. Intricate details can be noted in the barn and its surroundings. Likewise, Betty effectively captures the feel of a bitter cold day in a scene of evergreens draped with fresh snow standing near an icy pond. We hope you enjoy the reflections of Betty Newitt.
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 pm.