Still Point Art Gallery's current exhibition, The Serious and Playful Sides of Light, is showing three amazing pieces by artist Sushila Oliphant. (Two are shown below.) These pieces are...at first glance...all about color...shimmering, vibrant color! The colors of the sky at sunset...the colors of the landscape at sunset. Bright and bold yellows and oranges, deep blues and purples and greens. Sparkling reflections on the water, rocks, shrubs, and trees. Is this the serious or the playful side of light?
The Call, Still
Sushila uses a certain technique to create these pieces, a technique which contributes to their energy, vibrancy, and texture. In the style of the pointillists, the most famous probably being Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891), Sushila creates these pieces with dots and dashes. Sushila notes that this type of painting requires an action that is very strict, deliberate, and disciplined. The mind cannot wander while painting with this technique. Although it takes longer to create a piece using this method, Sushila finds that it has become a type of meditation for her...a spiritual practice.
The Call (18 x 5.75), Acrylic on Plywood, $2200
Still (13 x 14), Acrylic on Plywood, $2800
Contact Christine Cote by email or by phone at 207-837-5760.
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Christine Brooks Cote
Still Point Art Gallery
January 18, 2010