Friday, January 14, 2011

The Romantic Landscape - Greenwich House Gallery - Cincinnati, OH - 2/11/11 - 3/4/11

I've been invited to be part of a show at the Greenwich House Gallery in Cincinnati, OH (513-871-8787), called 'The Romantic Landscape', opening February 11 and continuing to show through March 4, 2011.

The premise is to show landscape paintings of a softer more 'romantic' or poetic nature. This opportunity arose just recently without much time to prepare. But I decided that I really like the idea and the lady who contacted me, Jennifer King, has a history of being involved in very good projects... so I'm going for it.

This is the first of 3 or 4 pieces that I will be painting to include as my contribution to the show. As I complete the others they'll be posted here too. Thank you for looking in.


'February Moon Set' - oil - 16x20 © Marc R. Hanson '11

My new addition the show...

'North of Town' - pastel on Wallis - 16x20 © Marc R. Hanson '11

23 comments:

Denise Rose said...

Just fabulous Marc! This sky is one of those that always catches my eye and makes me stop whatever I am doing and soak it all in. You captured it just perfectly!

abey said...

Love it!!

anne spoon said...

Marc, you make me want to be a landscape painter. So sensitive. I think these are two of my favorite s from you.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi Denise... Thank you! I'm with you on these skies. They're subtle, tough not to overpaint/saturate with color... restraint is the word. :)

Thank you Abey.

Anne that is the best compliment I could receive... Thank you. :)

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Marc!... What always keeps bringing me back to visit your site... is that each painting elicits your passion and the Truth that you never fail to convey in your landscape work.

It is plainly obvious to me... that your many outings en plein air serve you well... in the studio as well. There is really very little difference in the painterly, fresh quality of both.

Soft and romantic? I'd say Ms King came to the right guy to be a part of her project!Much success to you both!

Good Luck and Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Tim Schutz said...

Marc,
I can see why you fit this project so well. Your paintings 'January 4, 2011 at 7a.m.' and 'Scarlet Sunset' are right on the money in my opinion. Best of luck and I look forward to the others when you post them.

Jesus Estevez said...

I like this, You are going to do great in this show.

Kelley Sanford said...

Simply beautiful.

black bear cabin said...

absolutely beautiful...and your use of color is just gorgeous!!! Cant wait to see the others that will be made to go with it :)

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Anne Stickney said...

Romantic is a good word for it, Marc. You have reached that level of painting that transcends the mastery of the "rules" of painting. Each one elicits an emotion from the viewer- a difficult thing to accomplish.

Cobalt Violet said...

I would love to be able to paint like that!
It's exquisite! Really beautiful work.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Bruce you are very, very kind. Thank you very, very much my friend. You're right about the work from life being the key, it is. Without that there'd be no way to interpret photos or sketches back in the studio. More importantly, and what I think you are alluding to, the vocabulary to sense the nature of nature in the studio wouldn't be there for our use. So true.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi Tim, nice to hear from you! Thank you. I'm working on some pastels for this show as well. It's fun concept to paint the more emotional, subtle side rather than the brilliant, bright, full impact view of nature. Thanks.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Jesus and Kelley... Thank you! :)

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Lisa!

Thanks Neelima! Congrats. :)

Marc R. Hanson said...

Anne thank you very much. You guys are making my day. I just go into the studio or outside every day like everyone else and paint. I'm glad that it's doing something for others. :)

Marc R. Hanson said...

Cobalt Violet... I love that color! And it's a great monicher. If I was going to have a little girl, it would be a perfect name too!!! ;)

Thank you for your comments. I truly appreciate it. Welcome to my blog. :)

Marc R. Hanson said...

oops... 'monicker'.

Ray Hassard said...

Wow, glad to hear your work is heading to Cincinnati, Marc! Can't wait to see the show. Are you going to actually come down here yourself? That Jennifer! She knows how to pick 'em!

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scumbler said...

Beautiful work as always, Marc!
I have a question about mats for pastel nocturnes- not necessarily these, but your darker ones. What color mats do you use for those?
Congrats on the various awards. No surprise though!