The best scenes and colors the fall season can offer are on vibrant display in a current group exhibition of breathtaking oils.
With fall officially arriving last Wednesday, September 23, much of the nation prepares for the season’s best attributes: cooler temperatures and, of course, the full spectrum of saturated colors on display courtesy of our oxygen-emitting friends. Many are expecting a strong spectacle of colors in 2015 due to healthy spring and summer rainfall across many parts of the United States. Charts and graphs detailing “peak color” days have flooded social media, educating the masses on when — and where — to view the best colors in their region.

Karol Mack, “Aspen Dance,” oil on board, 20 x 16 in. (c) Greenberg Fine Art 2015

At Greenberg Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, “peak colors” are on display from September 25 through October 9 during the stunning group exhibition “Emergence: Pure Nature.” Featuring 18 outstanding oils, these gorgeous fall scenes from locations across the nation take center stage and highlight why this season is considered by many to be the most beautiful.

Mario, “Serene Afternoon,” oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in. (c) Greenberg Fine Art 2015

Of particular note is Miguel Peidro’s “La Luz del Otoño (Light in Autumn),” a hypnotic display of exquisite skill and unreal beauty. Peidro has done the viewer two favors, capturing not only a moment of fall color at its height, but an outstanding composition featuring the calm trickle of a forest river as well. Commanding immediate attention, the picture is inundated — almost overwhelmingly so — with highly saturated red, orange, and yellow. Peidro’s loose application of paint gives the impression of nearly every leaf on each tree and activates the surface of the piece. The painting seems fantastical and documentary at once. Found in the lower right of the painting is the only reprieve for the eyes, as small tufts of green grasses and gray river stones balance the piece.

Stan Metzger, “Winds Over Lake Marie,” acrylic on linen board, 21 x 36 in. (c) Greenberg Fine Art 2015

Karol Mack’s “Aspen Dance” displays looser brushwork and predominantly more muted, earthy hues. Even so, the blending and arrangement of color is stunning, with energetic vertical strokes of orange, brown, red, and dark green setting the stage for a pair of ghostly aspen trees that cut through the patterning of color at center.

Joseph Breza, “Autumn Moonrise,” oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in. (c) Greenberg Fine Art 2015

Along with Peidro and Mack, featured artists include Mario, Joseph Breza, and Stan Metzger.
To learn more, visit Greenberg Fine Art.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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