Old Sculpin Gallery hosts an exhibit featuring works from Janis Langley, Ned Reade, June Schoppe, and Rosalie Ripaldi Shane this month.
Ned Reade paints watercolors that let the viewer look through the trees at a schooner under sail, gaze across the sands to a sliver of blue water, and find two empty lawn chairs facing the ocean in his exhibit titled “Oceanviews — Keyhole and Panorama.” Other paintings show scenes like the Chappy ferry sliding across the water and porch rockers in afternoon sunlight.
Janis Langley’s “Water View” exhibit came about when she realized everything she’d chosen to paint was “associated with ocean, pond, or sea.” Langley, a Texas native who’s spent summers on the Island for years, serves as vice president of programs for the M.V. Art Association.
After a number of years exploring the medium of watercolor, artist June Schoppe rekindled her love of oil painting. According to information on her website, she discovered the challenging medium of plein air painting, which requires an “instinctive yet scientific approach” to solving the immediate problem of atmosphere and how it affects the landscape. “I absolutely love working in the dynamic conditions, and delight in capturing the exquisite color and light options that can change moment to moment,” June states in her artist’s profile.
Rosalie Ripaldi Shane has exhibited work at Old Sculpin since 1985. Working in oil, Shane applies a thick impasto of paint, almost in a sculptural way, she says in a press release about her work. Her paintings of cupcakes have become her signature pieces, having first been painted as a present for her granddaughter, 13 years ago.
Old Sculpin hosts an opening reception for the artists on Sunday, August 5, from 5 to 7 pm. The work will hang at the gallery through mid August. Visit oldsculpingallery.org for more information.