Under Summer Clouds

Under Summer Clouds

“Under Summer Clouds”, oil, 4 x 6”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

Under Summer Clouds

4 x 6″”

Oil on panel

It’s ironic that under summer storm clouds colors look more intense without the sun to bleach them out. The humidity doesn’t cloud the atmosphere as much either so the greens of the trees and new growth of cotton are vivid and rich.

$235 (unframed) + $10 shipping

 

Summer, Morning Storm

Summer, Morning Storm

“Summer, Morning Storm”, oil, 7 x 5”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

Summer Morning Storm

5 x 7″

Oil on panel

A sudden heavy burst of rain moves across the summer hay fields…

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Winter Sunset, Minervaville // SOLD

Winter Sunset, Minervaville // SOLD

“Winter Sunset, Minervaville”, oil, 5 x 7”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Winter Sunset, Minervaville”, oil, 5 x 7”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

$325 (unframed) + $15 shipping

Today is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night.

Winter Solstice.

I love the winter light, but not the cold, so I’m celebrating the return of the light.

And lots more beautiful winter light before the return of spring.

Early Fall Afternoon

Early Fall Afternoon

“Early Fall Afternoon”, oil, 6 x 8”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Early Fall Afternoon”, oil, 6 x 8”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

$475 (unframed) + $15 shipping and handling

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year to paint outside. The light is spectacular and the temperature has usually cooled down enough that the paint isn’t melting on the palette. Literally!

The day that I painted this one had almost every imaginable lighting condition over the course of just a couple of hours. With a fast moving front pushing in, the clouds raced across the sky.

Winter Mist Rising // SOLD

Winter Mist Rising // SOLD

“Winter Mist Rising", oil, 5 x 7", © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Winter Mist Rising”, oil, 5 x 7″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

 

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A mist rises over the hayfields in the cool of the evening after a warm afternoon. Here in the Deep South we can have a 30-40 degree difference between day and night even in winter.

As the cool air hits the warm earth, especially out in the open fields, mist rises and moves across the land like smoke, creating blue and lavender blurred lines.

 

 

Mivervaville Evening, Summer

Mivervaville Evening, Summer

“Mivervaville Evening, Summer", oil, 5 x 7", © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Mivervaville Evening, Summer”, oil, 5 x 7″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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The last of the light along Minervaville Road on a late summer/early fall evening. Bands of distant storm clouds catch the  last of the sun.

The deep blue greens of high summer are giving way to the warm greens that signal the change of seasons. Before long color will start appearing in the leaves along with a chill in the air…maybe!