Summer Paintings by Joan Eardley

I am not sure if these are all really summer paintings, but they all seem to have summer in them. The artist Robert Rhodes introduced me to Joan Eardley; I knew nothing about her—still don’t know a lot—but I find it interesting that she did not go to the prettiest places to live, but into the drabbiest part of Glasgow, and when she went to a town by the sea, it wasn’t one that the tourists went to. So she found in these places the beauty she wanted, that was there. And beauty is everywhere. That is one of the artist’s points, isn’t it?

July Fields by Joan Eardley, circa 1959, oil on canvas.

Salmon Nets, 1 by Joan Eardley, circa 1961 – 63, oil on board

Seeded Grasses and Daisies by Joan Eardley, 1960, oil, grass stems and seedheads on board

Summer Fields by Joan Eardley, circa 1961, oil and grasses on board

The Wave by Joan Eardley, 1963, oil and grit on board

Fields with Wild Flowers by Joan Eardley, circa 1960 – 62, gouache on grey paper

Fields, Caterline by Joan Eardley, circa 1960 – 63, oil on board

Seascape (Foam and Blue Sky) by Joan Eardley, 1962, oil on board

Landscape of Flat Fields by Joan Eardley, circa 1960, pastel on three sheets of paper

The Cornfield by Joan Eardley, 1962, oil on board

Summer Sea by Joan Eardley, 1962, oil and collage on board

One Comment

  1. LARRY Delinger
    Posted 29 Oct ’19 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    These paintings are wonderful Don, thanks for introducing me to an artist unknown to me.

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