F. G. POETIC REALISM AND POINTILLISM PERIODS

Paintings of this short period are marked by a turn away from high-keyed colours to very subdued sombre contrasts.  Here was the time for discipline that was to prove most useful for all later works.  This period was outstanding by the use of hard-edge, and kinetic movement.  Figures, as silhouettes, without identity, are confined inside, ridged Surreal space-time situations; sometimes trapped in tight mazes in the manner of Escher, again in huge contrast to the freedom allowed of the previous period area paintings.  Here was a geometric unsettling realism that performed two-dimensionally in space, alone, with little regard of emotional human experience. Figures became silhouettes in various movements involving time & space – linear in all respects – brushstrokes avoided – subdued colour – hard edge

Homeage to Mid Winter

38”x38” Oil on Canvas
Mid 80’s Era
Catalogue # 76-FG / 1172

Painting L’Innocenza

30”x40” Oil on Canvas
Late 80’s Era
Catalogue # 50-FG / 1097

Old Home, Newfoundland

24”x30” Oil on Canvas
Mid 70’s Era
Catalogue # 63-FG / 1124

On The Way Home

24”x40” Oil on Canvas
Mid 80’s Era
Catalogue # 59-FG / 1116

Rock and Pebble

36”x36” Oil on Canvas
Mid 70’s Era
Catalogue # 389-FG / 3079

Shack In Soft Light – Parry Sound

24”x32” Oil on Canvas
Mid 70’s Era
Catalogue # 155-FG / 2649

Spadina Area

20”x24” Oil on Canvas
Mid 80’s Era
Catalogue # 106-FG / 1237
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Sunbather

27”x36” Oil on Canvas
Mid 80’s Era
Catalogue # 54-FG / 1106

The Blue Room

12”x16” Oil on Canvas
Mid 80’s Era
Catalogue # 283-FG / 2922

Winter Geraniums

30”x34” Oil on Canvas
Mid 80’s Era
Catalogue # 58-FG / 1113