My new show “Ambiance-The Character and Atmosphere of Place” will Open at Cole Gallery, (107 5th Ave S. in Edmonds) on July 12th. I invite everyone to join us for a reception from 6.30 to 8.30 at the gallery to see the new collection of paintings.
This series continues my exploration of atmosphere and mood but puts more emphasis on subtlety. Sixteen new pieces reflect a slight change in direction for me, becoming less concerned with specific details of the scene and more focused on capturing an overall sense of how the scene “feels”. Ambiance.
In conjunction with the new show I’m launching my new fine art website, www.andyeccleshall.com . Here you can see all the new and available work, together with past pieces. You can also stay informed about upcoming classes, demonstrations and events and can purchase paintings, order prints and commission pieces. There’s also a “first dibs” feature where you can sign up to be one of the first to preview new paintings as they are completed.
I’m also proud to announce that the new show is featured in the July edition of “American Art Collector Magazine” (pg. 132-3).
Below is a preview of the show, but I encourage you to see the new work in person at Cole Gallery from July 12th – August 18th. Hope to see you there on opening night!
“Morning Blues” 20×16 is the smallest of the collection and depicts Kingston harbor before sunrise.
“Serenity” 48 x 72. The timeless view of the Olympic Mountains from the top of Edmonds Bowl is shrouded in a golden mist in this early spring sunset.
“San Juan Sunset” 24 x 36, captures the last sunlight of the day on the west coast of Whidbey Island.
This beautiful old barn on Lowell Rd., just east of Everett, WA, looks out over the Snohomish River Valley as the sun rises on a summer morning. 30 x 40
The Skagit Valley never ceases to provide fabulous lighting conditions and opportunities for minimalist landscape. This series of paintings are drawn from numerous visits to the area and reflect some wonderful northwest weather! Above is “New light” 24 x 30
“Barn Storm” 30 x 40
“After the Rain” 22 x 28
“Jack’s Pass” 30 x 30 shows a serenely misty view from around Stephen’s Pass. So why Jack’s Pass? My son (Jack) snapped the reference shot for this painting from a moving car as we headed over to Eastern Washington. Nice job Jack!
The following two paintings show the view looking west from the Saanich Peninsular in BC. This particular body of water is sheltered and shallow and makes for some fascinating misty mornings.
“Morning Mist” 24 x 36
“Calm” 22 x 28
Of course, the Puget sound is our own constant source of inspiration and this painting, together with the one below are both based on some remarkably still and chilly mornings journeying back and forth from Edmonds to Kingston. Above is “Headed Home” 18 x 24
“Evening Blues” 24 x 30
My Fascination with clouds will never die. “Electric Blue” 24 x 36
“Copper Sky” 20 x 24
“Convergence” 20 x 60
“Transcendence” 30 x 40
“Sweep” 12 x 24
If you have any questions about any of these pieces or if you’d like to see any work in person please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 206 579 3211, or visit Cole Gallery in downtown Edmonds. Thank you!