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Impressionist Paintings at Seventh Street Gallery

Jan 06, 2014 02:00AM
Seventh Street Gallery presents the first showing of artist Dr. Jesse Greenblum. His beautiful paintings take us back in time, across oceans even, as they show us his vision of the world in which we live. The reception will be held on Saturday, January 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 14 South 7th Street in downtown Fernandina Beach.

Dr. Jesse Greenblum has been painting since the early 1980s, choosing the mediums of acrylic or oil. Greenblum paints landscapes and portraits in a colorful Impressionistic-style, reminiscent of Monet and Cezanne; they are filled with light and life.

His painting begins on a white or very lightly tinted background, which adds a brilliance and luminosity to the final work. Then in order to capture the effect he desires, Greenblum applies paint rapidly, emphasizing tone and color, as opposed to detailed composition or drawing. This interplay of light, shadow, and color, deftly applied, imparts a sense of season, even emotion.

Painting at his home studio, Greenblum relies on the images, memories, and emotions from his travels. Drawing upon these experiences, he paints. His paintings are renderings of today’s very real world; images which have caught his imagination.

The show may also be seen the following two Saturdays during Farmers’ Market hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by calling ahead. As this is a historic property, it is not handicap accessible. Call (904) 432-8330 for more information.