Shades of Light, an exhibit of oil paintings by Marian Sallade runs September 9 – October 22, 2016. Opening reception is September 9, 6 to 9 pm.
My inspiration comes from a variety of sources. Painting directly from nature is number one. Even with the negatives of unpredictable weather and bugs, painting outside provides the most benefits. The time of day and changing seasons with their extensive variety of color and emotional responses are also sources of inspiration. For example being outside in an early morning fog, seeing the cool neutral colors with slight value changes and the feeling of peaceful isolation, being alone but not lonely. All this gives me the desire to save that moment in time on canvas, to satisfy the inner urge to create. So I paint.