Dispersion of Light is the prismatic effect of light separated into a visible spectrum of colors. That’s about as close to “science speak” as I dare go before totally embarrassing myself regarding my knowledge of the science of light.

This painting is my impression of how the colors of the sky and water interact with and play off of each other. The sky and water absorb and reflect light. Colors are scattered and blended in the sky and upon the water. As light fluctuations occur throughout the day, an ever changing play of vibrant colors of nature is produced.

A painting of Thomas Moran titled “An Arizona Sunset near the Grand Canyon” is featured on the “Interest and Influence Photos” page this month. His paintings were among the first that I discovered when I began to use the Internet to research paintings and the techniques used by the artists that produced paintings that interested me.

My interest in his paintings include his use of color, his choice of landscapes, and the way he contrasts light against dark colors to develop dimension and depth.

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The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County has selected “Buddies” the painting below for the BWI Thurgood Marshall Exhibit 24, “Space & Place”.   The exhibit is located between concords “C” and “D” beginning November 14, 2018 and runs until Wednesday March 13, 2019.

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