T R A N S I E N T L I G H T – OIL PAINTINGS OF OUR SEACOAST
A two-month solo show in Portsmouth NH
JANUARY 8 – FEBRUARY 26, 2021 – Kennedy Gallery, 41 Market St.
There is a subtle mystery in transitions, in human life no less than between the shore, sea, and sky.
This series itself underwent a transition during its run. It began with idea of depicting the Atlantic coast in the midst of the changeover from winter to spring, when the atmosphere is full of mist and fog and the sky and ocean grays hint at warmer blues, violets, and golds.
As the work progressed, especially when I started to make the larger pieces, it became more about light and dark, and more and more about painting – specifically, using color, texture, shape, mood, and the drama of light and shadow to evoke the unseen in the seen:
“…to express the fact of distance – that’s yet another reason why landscapes are the most genuinely religious pictures.” – Aldous Huxley
The Fact of Distance, 29.75″ x 39.25,” oil on wood panel SOLD
Bright Display, 8″ x 8″ oil on wood
A Quiet Morning, 8″ x 8,” oil on wood
Same in All Weathers, 8″ x 8,” oil on wood
Golden Hour, 14″ x 14″ oil on wood
Cloudscapes, 8″ x 8″ oil on wood
Winter-Spring Haze, 8″ x 8″ oil on wood
A Break in the Weather, 24″ x 30,” oil on cradled wood panel
Salt Sky & Harmony, 11″ x 14″ oil on cradled wood panel
A Quiet Ocean Moonrise, 24″ x 30,” oil on wood
Trace Light, 8″ x 8,” oil on wood
Early Moonrise, 14″ x 14,” oil on canvas
Warm Sound, 8″ x 8,” oil on wood .