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Picture of the Month

March 2019
by Caroline Streatfield

First Light
95 x 95cm


I particularly liked this painting, 'First Light' by Caroline Streatfield. As a figurative painter I am naturally drawn to paintings that I would not do myself. This painting may be a seascape but implies other subjects in a figurative sense, but the image is rather like the paintings of Mark Rothko in that the colours invoke ideas and a sense of space that arise from the subconcious of the viewer. I am intrigued to know the genesis of this painting as it is unlike the other paintings in Caroline's gallery, which, though abstracted, have a degree of recognizable elements which create a focus for the viewer. 'First Light' however is more difficult to pin down. We can see similar paintings which contain small marks or elements which imply a subject and visual depth which are absent in 'First Light' and therein lies its success for me.


Chosen from our Online Art Gallery by Richard Cave


The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA), founded in 1930, is a diverse group of professional and amateur artists in the Berkshire area.

The RGA holds regular creative art workshops and free art exhibitions throughout the year.

89th Annual Exhibition

Calina and Diana

Congratulations to joint winners, new RGA member Calina Lefter and Chris Mercier, third time Marie Dyson Award winner.

Four works were also commended. For more details visit the Marie Dyson Award page.









Updated: 19 Mar 2019


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