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Original Plein Air Painting by Walter Kent: Indiana Dunes, 2020
Light changes, colors transform, shadows emerge and fade. Each time I step into nature I am confronted with its fleeting intricacies juxtaposed with its promise of enduring newness. My excursions with paint and brush are a humble attempt to capture moments of this change – to live in the now. Each painting is a time capsule containing a multitude of hidden details: the feeling of the cold sand on my bare feet, the itchy bites of a hoard of mosquitos, the warmth of the rising sun on my face. They hold bits of song: Light Years by the National, Madrugada’s Majesty, Sharon van Etton’s I Always Fall Apart. They contain my struggle to master color, composition, memory and the occasional triumph over my own insecurities. Within the brush strokes are the flailings of my silly dancing, the pang of an overwhelming, chest-aching desire for life, and the excitement of being overcome by a thunderous rainstorm. These plein air paintings have brought me joy and I hope they do the same for you.
This is an original oil painting by Walter Kent. It is final sale and is not eligible for coupon code discount.