"Out in Yonkers" is up in White Plains! Many thanks to my intrepid installation crew, Eileen O'Connor and Catalina O'Connor for their energy, patience and design flair. I have mixed emotions; I am relieved to have finished these paintings and I am so happy that they work well together. I am a little sad to be done having that intimate painterly conversation with them, and my studio feels lonely.
Resolving the portraits over the month of December was a painting challenge. Many thanks to my sister, Mia de Bethune, for some timely advice to let the figures shine. Drapery and color became the resolution, and I have been so gratified to be that emerged in saturated colors.
Please come see the show! Our reception is January 20, 2-5pm at the Art Gallery at the White Plains Library. It is within walking distance from the white Plains Metro-North Station, close to major highways and parkways, and across the street from a White Plains City parking garage. I hope you can make it. The exhibit is up til February 29. I will also have gallery hours approximately once a week. Stay tuned for the dates and times. I will be giving an Artist's Talk to the White Plains Rotarians on February 13. The public is welcome.
Elizabeth de Bethune is a Yonkers-based artist, and member of the LGBTQ+ community. She makes portraits of her family and friends. "Out in Yonkers" is a project to document some of the Yonkers LGBTQ+ community in formal portraits that will preserve our images for posterity.