Item #AT-0484

Chet Reneson (Born 1934) "Furled Sail" Watercolor on Paper
Seascape with sail boat


"Furled Sail" by Chet Reneson (Born 1934)
Watercolor on paper
15" x 22" unframed
22" x 28" Framed
Circa 1970's

Estate New Jersey/Palm Beach
Clarke Galleries American Paintings, Stowe Vermont


Now in his early 90s, Chet Reneson believes he is in his artistic prime. 'I really feel I'm doing the best work I've ever done. Creating strong shapes and using contrasting colors seems to come easier than in the past. I'm also using a lot more bright colors and with a lot more success. That's not to say that I'm not working hard; I always work hard on every painting. It's just that I don't have to struggle as much to achieve what I want. At this stage, I'm painting for myself. . . from my heart and soul. I have a chance to do something significant in sporting art, and I don't have time for anything but that.'"

"For the past 60 years, Reneson has visited Georgetown, Great Exuma - usually in June when it is not winter, when it is windy and the tourists are few, with his wife, Penny. He characterizes these trips as adventures full of watercolor experimentation when he can throw contrasting colors around."

"Following art school, Reneson worked commercially for a number of years before selling his first painting in 1966. Among his heroes are Homer, Cezanne, Wyeth, Hopper and van Gogh. An inveterate sportsman, Chet lives with his wife to whom he has been married for 39 years in Old Lyme, Conn., in a restored 200-year-old colonial home."