Reality in Nature
A Stroll to the Water 12 x 12″ Oil
John is getting ready for a significant solo exhibition on the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Artwork titled, “Transcendence: Reality in Nature.” In the midst of writing concerning the work for the exhibition catalog, he walks the reader by means of the 4 seasons and the inspiration and challenges they convey to the panorama painter.
This week, we wished to share a few of his ideas and work about Summer season with you.
“Once we lived and painted at a better latitude on the Hudson River, I used to be instantly conscious of the decrease angle of the solar there—an angle which elevated all these fascinating features of sunshine on the panorama which are lacking in summer time right here. The summer time solar was by no means straight overhead. The “golden hours” of morning and night gentle lasted longer and helped me perceive totally the work of The Hudson River Faculty. Discovering topics to color any time of day there was not troublesome. The sunshine the place we dwell now within the Midwest is considerably completely different. The solar in summer time is extra straight overhead all through the center of every day. The sunshine will be very vibrant and harsh, which may get rid of necessary mid-range tonal subtleties and make it exhausting to see. Shadows will be lowered in additional open areas to almost nothing as are perspective and distance cues, making the painter’s job extra of a problem. Portray the summer time day right here requires extra work to discover a appropriate topic and infrequently a special means of decoding the panorama in pictorial phrases. This has lead me to new options and new varieties of images.”
The Studio Boat II 9 x 12″ Oil
We invite you to ship us your ideas on portray within the direct overhead gentle of Summer season!
Transcendence: Reality in Nature by John Hulsey
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