Gallery One in Ocean View announced the October exhibit, themed Reflections, is open to the public through Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Reflections are what artists paint. Many scenes or subjects require careful and considered thought before being transformed to the canvas. Paintings are often a reflection of the artist, and the viewer sees the scene or subject through the eyes of the artist. This month, the artists at Gallery One present their unique versions of reflections.
For centuries, water and reflections have provided endless subjects for artists. “The peaceful marshland is beautiful at any time, but when the conditions are right (calm, smooth water and the sun at a perfect angle), the reflections create a magnificent display of light and image,” said Cheryl Wisbrock. Her watercolor “Marsh Glow II” captures the relatively short-lived phenomenon.
“Village of Dinan,” Eileen Olson’s watercolor and gouache painting, was created during an artists' residency in Dinan, France, a few years ago.
Marybeth Paterson is inspired by the water as it winds its way through the fields in her oil “Canary Creek.”
Plein air artist Lesley McCaskill tries to capture the sensation of pulsating light, fractured and dancing on the slightly moving water in her watercolor “In the Moment.”
Jeanne Mueller’s “Sunset over the Indian River Bridge” portrays a hot, steamy afternoon in late summer.
Laura Hickman said her "Reflections, Oyster, Virginia" depicts the calm and peaceful end-of-the-day light in Oyster, where tired work boats cast their beautiful reflections.
“Egret Reflections,” an acrylic by Dale Sheldon, features a white egret bathed in afternoon light along shallow water.
"Twins" by Joyce Condry shows two identical ghost crabs on the beach.
The gallery is at 32 Atlantic Ave. (Route 26), Ocean View. For more information, go to www.GalleryOneDe.com or call 302-537-5055.