Hand-made products are always in season at Gateway Arts, and our warm, personal greeting cards are the perfect pick for a month that welcomes back the sweater. Paper Studio supervisor Mark Hennen has chosen a card by artist Barbara Brown to share for our October Staff Pick:
With the waning of the harvest moon we’ve had some cool nights, but no frost yet in the Boston metropolitan area. Gateway artist Barbara Brown recently captured the essence of this seasonal interlude on a 5 ½ in x 4 ½, one-of-a-kind note card.
Working within the parameters dictated by the card stock and its small size, Barbara effectively combines keen observation with confidently gestural color pencil work to offer us an unpretentiously literal vignette that captures the jaunty body language of four successful urban farmers surrounded by the verdant tangle of their late season garden.