Opening Reception
Friday November 7, 2014
5-8 p.m.

The show will hang through January 31, 2015

Chasing the Light
In painting, light defines and directs all stages of a composition’s development, from the dividing of shapes to the turning of form. Drama is conveyed with light as well, and also when exaggerated, the effect can be quite profound. I was once told by an artist to “carve with light”. What she meant was to treat your lighter colors as light itself, casting and defining form as the sun does upon a landscape. I always squint a lot whether painting from a still life or in plein air (on location) to simplify the subject I’m looking at. This reduces the lights and darks into fewer groups, bleeds away confusing color variations and eliminates detail. Also experimenting with different painting sufaces helps me to go with the flow. The “Magic Hour”, one half hour before sunset and  one half hour after, casts that special glow on the landscape that’s so fleeting but so special in the  Eastern Shore’s clarified light. I’m still chasing it.

In this show I’ve tried to marry semi abstraction with realism as I want my paintings to be the essence of the scenes rather than an actual depiction.

“ A painting is not a painting when it looks like something” , “a painting is a painting when it feels like something”.  Linda Hall

 

"May it please the Lord, Light of all things to show me the way, so that I may paint light worthily"
(Found on a scrap of paper in Leonardo Da Vinci's room)

Recently awarded signature member of the NorthEast Watercolor Society.

Linda King Hall moved to Kent County, MD from Bucks County, PA in 1997. She makes her home in Betterton. Originally from Ohio, she is a graduate of Ohio University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in graphic art and a minor in art education. She studied for three years with Artist, illustrator, Charles reid. She has taught art, K through 12. After taking two masters course at Fairfield University she worked with advertising agencies and design studios for fifteen years.

She has participated in numerous juried art shows, winning  over fifty  awards. In 2010 she won the Stephen Quiller award in the Northeast Watercolor Society’s International Show. In 2011 she won the Colson Printing Award in the BWS MidAtlantic Show. Linda has Signature membership in Baltimore Watercolor Society, BWS, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society , PWS and Northeast watercolor Society, NEWS.

Linda is a Partner at The Artists’ Gallery on High St. in Chestertown as well as being a member of River Arts,  and the Working Artist Forum in Easton.

She is still Free Lancing in graphic design, pen & ink renderings and watercolor house portraits. She teaches watercolor twice a year from her home in Betterton. Since her move to the beautiful Eastern Shore with it’s wonderful light, she has more time to focus on painting.

 Contact Linda at the Gallery at 410-778-2425 or at lindahall@atlanticbb.net

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