A Lighter Shade of Pale

HarborandWharf--Gleason - 118×24″ oil on canvas–  When the marine layer has blown into the Santa Barbara Harbor you realize how many colors there are that we call “grey”.  It is fascinating watching colors as they sit in oily piles on the palette looking nameless and neutral suddenly come to life in the context on the canvas and showing the violets, greens or rusty oranges they lean towards.

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