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William McCarthy

"Each of these luminous and mysterious images of trees against sky, field, and river evoke a subtle variation of light and atmosphere. The arrangement of the trees - whether standing in solitude or in pairs or in large groupings seem at once inevitable and yet surprising, formal yet accidental. All of these paintings are comprised from memory, imagination and thumbnail sketches from my basement studio in my home in Connecticut. I work on wood board, paper and canvas using several layers of gesso before priming the surface with cadmium red base, a quick sketch using charcoal is used to lay out the design then the paint is applied. I work in layers using thinned down oil color, building on these layers with glazing techniques the colors are adjusted and brought up to completion before final coats of varnish are applied. Light has come to play an important part, and when I look back over this body of work, I feel it speaks about spiritual places, places that contain a quiet inner light, radiating an ethereal whisper, the places we see every day." - William McCarthy

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Highland Marsh Oil on Canvas 48x40

Highland Marsh
Oil on Canvas
48x40

Marsh at Sunset Oil on Canvas 40x30

Marsh at Sunset
Oil on Canvas
40x30

Evening Light  Oil on Canvas 36x48

Evening Light

Oil on Canvas
36x48

Summer Blue   Oil on Canvas   48" x 40"

Summer Blue
Oil on Canvas
48" x 40"

Skyfall Oil on Canvas 40x30

Skyfall
Oil on Canvas
40x30

Summertime Marsh Oil on Canvas 24x36

Summertime Marsh
Oil on Canvas
24x36

Magenta Rise   Oil on Linen   16" x 12"

Magenta Rise
Oil on Linen
16" x 12"

On the Edge   Oil on Linen   16" x 12"

On the Edge
Oil on Linen
16" x 12"

Shifting Tide Oil on Board 20x16

Shifting Tide
Oil on Board
20x16

Lowcountry Oil on Board 22x16

Lowcountry
Oil on Board
22x16