LAWRENCE C. EARLE
EXHIBITS NEW WORK
Paintings While in South
ONE TO BE SHOWN
As a result of a sojourn in
Stearns, Ky., where he was a guest of Robert
Stearns, formerly of this city, Lawrence C. Earle
the artist, has just completed a number of
exceedingly good figure studies.
Among these, the picture
which the artist entitles "Solitaire," is the most
important. The subject of this picture is an old
man, Kentucky type, who is intent in a game of
solitaire, using an old burlap covered barrel for a
The figure is splendidly
drawn. In the face and attitude is the expression of
intense interest, for the man is absorbed in the
game. The face is broadly painted, with strong, free
strokes, the elimination of detail accentuating the
rugged quality of the subject.
The color tones are
particularly attractive. The figure is posed against
an almost neutral background in which are some warm
brown and yellow lights. The old man's shirt is a
soft pale blue, the blue tones being again suggested
in the blue gray lights of the hair and long
patriarchal beard. A splotch of green on the paint
pail gives a new and harmonious color accent.
While in the south Mr. Earle
painted a number of other interesting types, one
being a figure of a young Mexican. This picture is
toned in browns and yellows.
In the June number of the
Fine Arts Journal a picture by Mr. Earle is
reproduced in an article on "Private Galleries -
Paul Schulze Collection." This collection contains
the work of Symns, Redfield, Ritchel, Kieth and
other representative artists of the American school.
Mr. Earle's picture is the "Duck Hunters," the
writer having devoted some interesting comment to
the picture, commending it particularly for its
skill in workmanship.
"Solitaire" will be hung in
the Peninsular club.
Grand Rapids Press, July 16, 1915,