Rich Harrington, Parked Cars @ The Philadelphia Sketch Club.
Harrington’s paintings are totally cool – each painting features old cars, trucks or tractors with their rusting hulks rendered realistically but painterly in watercolors and acrylics. Rich is a Philadelphia artist whose work is recognizable as a Harrington; brushwork, coloration, depth of field, composition, subject matter, information design, atmospheric naturalism and pop sensibilities are all thoroughly modern with a fond backward glance at the remnants of mid-century modernism.
The collection of Rich Harrington paintings in the historic pool room of the Philadelphia Sketch Club is extemely accessible and enjoyable, his painting style is specific and strong with powerful images that tell stories yet are extremely decorative. Harrington is the new Vice President of the Philadelphia Sketch Club and is also the chair of the upcoming Phillustration ’09 – download the prospectus.
Detail of painting by Rich Harrington @ The Philadelphia Sketch Club.