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  • Abstract painting of a landscape scene by artist Boyer Gonzales titled
  • Two sets of embracing figures with interlocking blue, grey, and green geometric shapes among a background of clouds.
  • A painted jungle scene depicting a river, three monkeys, and a bird
  • Wide view landscape scene depicting a river in the sunrise

Painting Deconstructed: Selections from the Northwest Collection

Take a deep dive into the art of painting by focusing on the core components that come together to create a finished image.

1] Boyer Gonzales. “Ancient Site-Delphi,” 1972. Oil on canvas, 41 3/8 x 49 3/8 in. (105.1 x 125.4 cm). Tacoma Art Museum. Gift of the Aloha Club; 2] Barbara Earl Thomas. “The Storm Watch,” 1988. Egg tempera on paper, 30 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (77.5 x 97.8 cm). Tacoma Art Museum. Gift of Carol I. Bennett; 3] Alfredo Arreguín. “Rio Balsas,” 1977. Oil on canvas, 71 x 47 1/4 in. (180.3 x 120 cm). Gift of the Bellevue Art Museum; 4] Victoria Adams. “Morning Shimmer,” 2003. Oil and wax on linen, 57 1/4 x 70 in. (145.4 x 177.8 cm). Tacoma Art Museum. Gift of the artist in honor of Janeanne A. Upp, courtesy of Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle and New York.