The Orange Meanie

Jean Raichle orange meanieThe painting that started it all – the Orange Meanie by my mom, Jean McFee Raichle.

It was one of her first paintings and to me, it looks exactly like a Meanie from Yellow Submarine, which I’m pretty sure she never saw.

Jean Raichle model for orange meanie
Model for Orange Meanie

Squashes seemed to inspire her.

10.2 painting

2009 gourd

The gorgeous goose with big orange feet perfectly captured the essence of a gooseneck squash and the elegant dragon was inspired by a zucchini.

Maybe it’s because she loved to cook.

The exhibition is right around the corner. I hope you will join us for the Opening Reception – Thursday, January 7th – 4 to 6pm in the Lobby Gallery of City Hall, 600 4th Avenue.  Simple noshes, a few speeches and the wonderful, fabulous art.