Millstone exhibition is based on realism

Millstone art gallery presents a new exhibition of paintings by Redding artist Judy Pond Kudlow, which opens with a reception on Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m.

Ms. Kudlow paints in the 19th Century academic tradition, working from life to produce paintings based on precise drawing and careful modeling to produce a three-dimensional illusion. One of her subjects is her husband, Larry Kudlow’s ties and shirts which she captures in the classical approach of painting drapery in vibrant colors and a trademark of her own.

“I paint whatever I find to be visually interesting,” Ms. Kudlow said in an artist’s statement issued by the gallery. “I like to paint flowers and people because they change from one painting session to another, always offering something new to see and render. I paint shirts and ties because they have wonderful colors and textures.”

Millstone is at 52 Millstone Road. The gallery is open Saturdays from 10 to 6 and Sundays from 1 to 6, weekdays by appointment. The exhibition of Ms. Kudlow’s work continues through June 9. Information: 973-464-1553.

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