This past Wednesday I made the hour-and-a-half round-trip trek to West Hartford so that I could retrieve my picture of the Brooklyn Bridge from the CT+5 Art Show gallery; it was either that or have it tossed and I figured that the frame and matting were more than worth the drive!
Following that, I met up with my friend Rhonda and we made our way south so that we could check out the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 99th Annual Juried Exhibition that is being held at the Mystic Arts Center.
Even though they were both nice paintings and obviously a lot of work had gone into them, they weren't my favorites in the show. Instead I really liked the following paintings that tend to lose something as photographs because you can't see the play of light that both paintings had. I found them both to be quite captivating and beautiful and was rather surprised that neither had garnered any sort of award at all. Ah well, as they say "art is subjective", right?