|Acrylic on Canvas, 10 x 10"|
Central Maine is not known for a fall of cascading reds and yellows with 75- or 80-degree winds brushing our cheeks, but that’s what we’ve been experiencing these recent days, bookended by frosts and blackened corners of gardens. For all of us TEN artists who are hunkering down to create these 10 new pieces in a small window of time, it’s an odd scenario. Many of us so want to be out and about sucking in every scent, lick of sun, the vestiges of coatless-weather days because real fall can’t be far behind.
It’s all good for Diana Young, who already finished all 10 of her paintings days ago. When she was asked whether she’d make new work for this show, she said, “I don’t know whether I’ll have the time to make a new painting.” But when she was told, “No, not A painting, Diana—10 paintings,” she said, “Oh, that’s a worthwhile challenge.”