Transient Light

 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

Download a complete catalogue of the exhibition here. 

Kennedy Gallery is open for safe-distance in-person visits. Or call the gallery to arrange a private viewing outside normal business hours.
 
 

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

break, in the weather

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 .