I have always felt that the sky creates a mood in a landscape painting. The way light falls through the atmosphere, cloud formations, mist or rain, all perform a role in influencing our feelings. The painting above, a view from artist Frederic Church’s Olana, is meant to convey lofty feelings about my Hudson Valley home. It is called, “Light Of The Infinite”, and is currently on view at Cocoon Gallery at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center.
There is an opening reception on Friday, June 7, from 5-8 PM, and the show runs through June 30. The gallery is located at 12 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.