Two works by Stephane Villafane

Stephane Villafane paints pleasing abstract landscapes. For the last several years, his pieces have been titled simply by the date on which they were composed, a habit of refreshing frankness and good sense for art in this genre.

27.03.2017. Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas. 13.8 H x 9.4 W x 0.2 in

In these two, quite recent, pieces, there is little sense of it being any sort of landscape (as indeed they may not be). However, the colors: green, brown, blue, overlaying each other in broad strokes of paint over the canvas, present pleasing and earthy textures that while decorative, are neither gaudy nor pretentious; one can admire them as one might admire the grain of a wooden beam.

28.03.2017. Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas. 13.8 H x 9.4 W x 0.2 in

Terrasse by Annie Puybareau

Terrasse. Oil on Canvas. 31.9 H x 21.3 W x 0.8 in

In Terrasse by painter Annie Puybareau, we see two women seated at an outdoor cafe, conversing, as might be glimpsed from a terrace. The light is bright, but low; long shadows extend along the ground from the furniture. The colors are cool and pleasant. Much of the visual interest in the painting derives from the angle of perspective, and the interplay of light and shadow.

Annie Puybareau