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Mark Skullerud
"Quarter to Three" The Night Paintings by Mark Skullerud
Mark Skullerud
Saturday June 9, 2022 - Sunday August 7, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

   We are pleased to exhibit new paintings by Northwest painter, Mark Skullerud as our first in person "Meet the Artist" Vernissage since the Pandemic started. Its been a long two years!  

While the Pandemic has created its challenges for the gallery, it hasn't been all bad, but we have missed the opening parties with time to interact with collectors and artists as we have done for 37 years. It has been a long time since our artists and staff have felt comfortable enough to have a public opening, so we hope you will join us in welcoming back a gallery Vernissage tradition.

Our opening reception this month will be timed with a downtown Kirkland event  called "Kirkland Uncorked", so the afternoon and evening will be crowded in the Marina District. Make your dinner reservations now and come see us for a glass of wine and meet the artist!

From the lights and sounds to the mysterious feel, the night has a special type of magic to it. Skullerud's newest works in "Quarter to Three - The Night Paintings by Mark Skullerud" feature the beautiful essence of this time of day and depict it in a variety of scenes ranging froms quiet cityscapes to fairy wonderlands.

Even if you're more of a morning person than a night owl, you'll be able to appreciate the touch of enchantment these paintings bring.

"In my most recent work, I have adopted nightscapes as a theme, one that has been at the back of my mind since I started painting professionally 44 years ago.

Part of being a curious painter is a love of mystery, and nighttime offers a most mysterious environment thanks to our limited daylight vision.

Stargazers know we need up to half an hour outside for daylight eyes to adjust to the darkness. Even then, our eyes don't see detail in shade or shadows, or vivid colors under the fullest of moons. To our eyes, opaque night shadows carry a weight and substance missing from daytime shadows lit by a bright sky. Add to these the dazzling brilliance of manmade lights of all colors on a black field, often with water reflections and you have a recipe for paintings that evoke a Mystery".  Mark Skullerud


      

Davis House Greenbank Farm
12 x 24 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
 Sold
Front Street II
18 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 675 US
Last Run
24 x 30 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 3950 US
Midnight Garden I
16 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 900 US
Midnight Garden
48 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 5900 US
MV Evergreen State, Retired I
8 x 10 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 675 US
MV Evergreen State, Retired
24 x 36 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 4750 US
A Night on Cougar Mountain
36 x 24 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 4750 US
Moonset I
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 675 US
Saltwater Moon
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
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Saltwater Moon I
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 675 US
Shining City
30 x 24 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 3950 US
Shining City I
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 675 US
Holmes Harbor III
24 x 30 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 3950 US
Holmes Harbor III 1
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 675 US
Crow Call I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 675 US
Crow Call
24 x 30 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 3950 US
Market Road I
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
 Sold
Homecoming I
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
 Sold
Ship Canal
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3950 US
Counterbalance
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3950 US
Dravus
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3950 US
King Street Station
48 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 5900 US
Yesler Way
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3950 US
Yesler Way I
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 675 US
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