What makes a good party? Is it the setting, the weather, the people, the fashion, or an elusive vibe in the air? “Cocktail Party,” a major new oil on canvas by Mark Mulhern that measures 54×60 inches, captures the mood of a beautiful day with friends gathering to socialize. Mulhern‘s characteristic abstracted figures express lively movement without getting too caught up in details. The unrestrained brushstrokes are done with a light touch, while bold daubs of color are adroitly placed to lead the eye back through the space of this enchanted setting. This is one party you don’t want to miss.