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Pat Rechlin monotype "Sarong"
I found this picture at the Goodwill store near my house. It cost me $1.50. It’s actually the first monotype that I have bought. Did a search on the artist Pat Rechlin, and found she is local to me in Pittsford, NY. From her website, it looks like she mostly does monoprint and monotype style artwork. She describes her style as abstract-impressionism. The picture is signed, titled and dated in pencil. It was done in 2001 and is titled “Sarong”. It came nicely framed and matted. The picture measures about 5″ x 7″.

A or H (Harris?) Strong Abstract Painting Mardi Gras II
I bought this painting at a Volunteers Of America Thrift Store for $25. The painting actually looks much nicer than this photo. I took a couple dozen photos, and they all looked blurry. I may try again. There is a sticker on the back for STRONG (Harris G Strong Incorporated). The signature looks like it is “A Strong” but it could possibly be “H Strong” in line with the Harris G. Strong label on the back of the painting. I found an auction site listing a painting with an almost identical signature and it was listed as H Strong (Harris Strong).  Harris Strong did have a son named Andre Strong. Maybe it was painted by him. I found other signatures from Harris G. Strong and they were signed in cursive type writing. But painting definately came from Harris G Strong’s studio and the last name in the signature is definately Strong. But was it painted by Harris G. Strong? I don’t know. The title of the painting is written as “Mardi Gras II”.
The painting is on 20″ x 26″ paper and done with acrylic (maybe oil) for the smaller marks. There are some horizontal lines that are probably pencil. The zig zags are pastel. The paper is mounted on a gray backing board and very nicely framed.

A Strong or H Strong signature (Harris G Strong?)

Harris G Strong Incorporated Bar Harbor Rd, Ellsworth ME 04605 sticker




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