I find it amazing to experience a place through different days, different seasons. As Mr. F and I travel, such encounters are a rare treat, for we are usually only in the same spot for a season. But as life and light shifts, so too, does the atmosphere of a place. In his large scale paintings, Missouri artist Doug Freed brings us into the aura of light and mood in the landscapes around us.
In these intensely hued, yet softly toned paintings, we seem to be viewing the world through varying filters and lenses, the landscape changing ever so slightly with an alteration in light and shadow. The paintings seem to quietly call upon all of our other senses– can’t you feel the mist on your face, hear the gentle lapping of the water against the shore?
All images are via the artist’s website.