One thing I’ve learned since living in the Northwest? Going to the beach in Washington, Oregon & Northern California is a completely different experience than it was back in Florida! Rocks instead of sand, bigger, wilder waves, and fewer bikinis ( beaches are cold here, ya’ll! ) just to name a few differences. But I think what might just be the most interesting difference is the misty fog. It rolls in and creates a soft, dreamlike monochromatic atmosphere. These paintings by Brooklyn artist Shawn Dulaney seems to capture that quiet, hushed coolness of a landscape under cover.
I love sunny days as much as the next gal and of course, that’s when the dramatic landscape of the West Coast really sparkles. Yet when Mr. F and I take a beach hike on a foggy Saturday morning, everything feels more quiet, even the sound of the waves seem muffled, and we almost whisper in response and reverence. For me, Dulaney’s paintings capture that evoke that same misty atmosphere, when shapes are shrouded and the colors of the day are just beginning to peek through.
To see more of Shawn Dulaney‘s work, please visit her website. You can see her work in person at Sears Peyton Gallery in New York, where she’ll be a part of the September Group Show opening on September 2nd. Mark your calendars now!
All images are via the artist’s website.