These paintings are… weird. Good-weird, I think, because I couldn’t stop looking at them– in fact, I kind of want one to stare at in the comfort of my own home. This is the only image I could find online of Lyle’s “Lemonade” paintings, and I had to doctor it up in Photoshop because the colors didn’t look right. They’re about the mythology of lemonade? Made up mostly of lots of tiny dots of what looks like that matte, chalky craft paint usually used to paint wooden ducks with blue ribbons around their necks? There’s no irony; Lyle is an art therapist. Alongside her paintings is her poetry about making lemonade and sharing it with friends. All of the paintings are square, on panel board, and they achieve a mandala-like pulsating effect, from the inside out. The colors are muted, yet they vibrate against each other in their crafty dot-ness. Weird. And lovely. They were an unexpected treat.