Wednesday, August 10, 2011
"Morning at Key Bridge and Georgetown" by Jane McElvany Coonce
Morning at Key Bridge and Georgetown
Jane McElvany Coonce (http://www.jmcelvany.com/), one of the artists whose work is on display at the Arlington Arts Gallery, is known for her Key Bridge/Georgetown paintings. Normally, she paints afternoon Key Bridge scenes. Her morning painting above is the exception. Morning at Key Bridge and Georgetown, which measures 18 x 24, is an original oil painting. Whereas in the afternoon the bridge and arches are hidden from the sun and are dark, this side of the bridge captures the morning light, lighting up the arches in an almost enchanted way. Jane loves the challenge of painting the ever changing Key Bridge and surrounding area. Each time she paints this area, the reflections on the water and the colors in the sky are different. It is her favorite scene in Washington to paint and every one of her paintings is unique and captures a particular moment in time.