Scott Gellatly


Friday, November 23, 2012

Rural-Urban Exhibition Opens at Brian Marki Fine Art

Photo by Dave Burbach

Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening reception of ruralurban, my latest exhibition of oil paintings at Brian Marki Fine Art.  I greatly appreciate all of the support and kind comments about my work.

The twenty plus paintings in the show were created throughout 2012 and were delivered to the gallery in stages.  I feel like I'm seeing the work for the first time myself when I finally get to view the work installed in the nice to simply drop off the work and leave the rest to the pro's!

Brian Marki and I have been working together long enough (about 12 years, to be exact) that we are aligned on the presentation aesthetics for my work.  The paintings are framed in a simple, contemporary molding that  in no way competes with the painted image.  In addition, I've always appreciated the manner in which Brian hangs the work in the gallery - letting each painting have plenty of breathing room to let the viewer see each piece individually.

Below are a couple shots of the exhibition...

Show runs through December 29th.

Hope you can make it!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Atmosphere, Construction and Field Testing

This fall has put on quite the display of light and atmosphere along the Willamette River.  Viewed from the factory parking lot, the manner in which the afternoon light catches the moisture against the hills has served as a constant, nagging muse. Airborne particulates from distant wildfires exaggerates the quality of light and atmosphere.

Only to add to the visual interest is the construction of the new light rail/pedestrian bridge. Sweeping cranes breaking the composition and orange construction material against the blue hills are way too interesting not to paint!

Fortunately, I've been able to take advantage of this on a couple occasions - which also allowed me to kick the tires of some potential new materials.

Here are a couple paintings painted on site in the parking lot:

Pill Hill in Haze, oil on panel, 6" x 6" 

Bridge Building, oil on panel, 8" x 8"

These paintings will be included in my upcoming exhibition, ruralurban, opening this week at Brian Marki Fine Art. 


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Upcoming Exhibition at Brian Marki Fine Art

I'm putting the finishing touches on my upcoming exhibition, entitled rural-urban, at Brian Marki Fine Art in Portland, OR.

The show runs November 14 - December 29, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 17th, from 5 -8pm.

The paintings in this show combine both rural and urban scenes, making it a bit of a departure from previous shows.  I got the urban painting "bug" this past summer while participating in the Portland Art Museum's Plein Air Invitational.

More about the urban paintings in an upcoming blog.

See you at the show!