Tag Archives: Michaela Harlow Paintings

New Work on Exhibit: Keystone Art in Rotation Program at the APX Building, Morristown, New Jersey. July 12, 2018 – July 30, 2019 * Exhibit Extended

New, large-scale work is currently on view in the main lobby of the APX Building, 412 Mt. Kemble Ave, Morristown, New Jersey. This exhibit, presented by the Keystone Art in Rotation program, will feature my work from July 12, 2018 through July 30, 2019* This show has been extended. End date is currently to-be-determined.  The APX Building is a corporate campus located 45 minutes from Manhattan, open Monday through Friday.

In a Dimly Lit Room (48″ x 36″, Oil and Graphite on Wood Panel) and Shadow Flowers (48″ x 26″, Oil and Graphite on Wood Panel) on exhibit at the APX Building, Morristown, NJ

Requiem (triptych) and Dusk (36″ x 36″, Oil and Graphite on Panel)

Rust & Rain (48″ x 36″), Blue Gust (24″ x 24″), Dust & Bone (24″ x 24″), Wind River II (24″ x 24″), all Oil and Graphite on Wood Panel

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Shadow Petals

Michaela Harlow, Shadow Petals, 2016. Oil and Graphite on Wood Panel

 Shadow Petals, 2016, Oil & Graphite on 24″ x 24″ Wood Panel

Thunderstorms roll grey clouds past the big windows. Endlessly compelling distractions. Things like love and beauty have shadows in them. They’re complicated.


Michaela Harlow, Shadow Petals in Process, 2016

Shadow Petals in Progress

April is an unsettling month. The earth feels like its moving. Things are getting stirred up. The natural world is restless. So am I.

Michaela Harlow, Studio, Dark Flowers Like storms, distractions always pass.

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Rain at South Pond, Revisited

Michaela Harlow, Rain at South Pond, 2016, Oil and Graphite on Panel 32 x 32Rain at South Pond, 2016, Oil and Graphite on Wood Panel, 32″ x 32″

Late last summer and into early fall, I made a series of abstract pieces  —graphite, polychromos pencil and pastel on paper— from small field notes made on rainy days at a local pond. I’ve been working on large-scale paintings from that series of sketches, and finished this one up today.

I’ve missed working the square, with all of its quirky challenges. This makes me feel like cutting a few more panels.

Michaela Harlow work on Rain at South Pond Early start and early finish in the studio today. Last oil and graphite gestures on a many-layered piece

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Still Life with Frozen Branches

Michaela Harlow, Still Life with Frozen Branches, 2016, Oil and Graphite on 3 x 2 foot panelStill Life with Frozen Branches, 2016, Oil and Graphite on 3′ x 2′ Wood Panel (click all the way through to enlarge image)

Wayward hemlock branches —knocked loose by winter storms— inspire as they emerge within melting, woodland pools. Here and there, bits of the past glimmer in sunlight.

Michaela Harlow, Still Life with Frozen Branches in Process

 This piece has more than 5 layers of paint. Methods used include oil wash, painting with brushes, scraping, drawing with graphite and drawing/painting with oil stick.

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