A Certain Kind of Light is the title of the new art exhibit at Gallery One in Ocean View that will open to the public Tuesday, Oct. 1. Each of the 15 gallery artists will be showing an original work inspired by this theme.
Looking for an idea, Joyce Condry discovered her certain kind of light reflected on her living room wall. Several views of a palm were visible at the same time, creating a multilevel optical illusion. The first level was the plant itself; the second was the direct shadow on the wall. Then shadows from the leaves above were cast on the leaves below, and all were washed by white light from an indirect source. Condry titled her acrylic “Southern Exposure.”
Tara Grim, who lives close to a marsh, painted “Sunset on the Marsh,” a study of color and light. The sun is painted large and warm and almost touches the distant, cool horizon. Land reflects in a stream with broken dabs of yellow and white. Contrasting the water is a foreground of dark grasses painted in tall, thin strokes of vivid pink, blue and ochre.
Also using a landscape close to home, Lesley McCaskill painted “Breath of Fall.” This work is an acrylic that shows the cool transparency of mist and fog as it moves through the forest by her home. Dense areas of colorful foliage and tall tree shapes are woven with ribbons of neutral paint.
Dianne Shearon is showing “Watching the Waves,” a watercolor. In this oceanscape, Shearon depicts a study of gentle movement of the ocean at low tide.
Celebrating the close of a fall day at Assateague, when the autumn sun washes across the sweeping natural landscape, there is a certain kind of light. With this in mind, Peggy Warfield created an acrylic and collage work called “Day’s End.”
Two artists have chosen the light of Tuscany as special and unique. In “Late Afternoon, Tuscany” Laura Hickman paints a light that creates a warm, pink glow that filters through the landscape, showing rich, earthy colors of a November afternoon. Dale Sheldon painted an acrylic, “Tuscan Light," which shows bright sunlight on the hillsides which are dotted with the famous Tuscan cypress trees.
The public is invited to visit Gallery One to view this show and see the other art work the in the gallery: jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood, glass and photography.
Gallery One is always staffed by one of the artists and is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but it will close at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30. The Gallery is at 32 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean View.
Visit www.galleryonede.com for more information on Gallery One artists and classes, or call 302-537-5055.