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Marc Bohne’s Paintings of Ireland

By November 16, 2016Uncategorized

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hoffman

I wrote a V-Note September 19, 2016 about simplification and massing. You can read it here.

Today’s V-Note:

Marc Bohne

One of the (many) reasons I struggle to paint outside is that I get so danged overwhelmed by everything. There’s just too much beautiful and interesting stuff out there. Too danged much potential. I go out there, I get god-smacked by the majesty and distracted by the details, and then I end up with an indecisive composition. It’s easy to underestimate the editing it takes to make “simple” landscape paintings. Marc Bohne is a master of simplification. Notice his massing (grouped and simplified forms). He makes it look as if it was the obvious choice, but if you’ve stood in our Northwest landscape with the intention of painting you know how complicated all those editing choices can be.

I encourage you to see this show. “Paintings of Ireland” is right here in Magnuson Park. I haven’t seen the show yet, so when I tell you to see the show I’m a hypocrite. So for the busy and the lazy of us, I encourage you to click this link. Howz that for simplicity?


Marc Bohne

Paintings of Ireland

Through December 17, 2016

Marc Bohne - Oil Landscape Paintings - Dawn Sky Near Ballina, 8 x 10 inches, oil on panel

Dawn Sky Near Ballina, 8 x 10 inches, oil on panel

Paintings of Ireland — October 23 – December 17, 2016

Magnuson Park Gallery
Building 30 West
7448 63rd Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Gallery Hours: spaceatmagnuson.org

Closing Reception: December 15th, 5-8pm

Marc Bohne has visited Ireland for extended stays for the last two decades, deepening his affinity for Ireland and its rugged and beautiful landscape and to explore his own Irish roots. This exhibition is largely the result of two awarded artist residencies.

The first was a fellowship at the Ballinglen Foundation, in the town of Ballycastle, on the south shore of the Bay of Donegal, County Mayo. The second was the 2011 Clare Short Ireland Residency awarded by Artist Trust through the generosity of Rob Short and Emer Dooley, and was spent in Kilcrohane, County Cork. The exhibition presents a unified body of work, as the whole of the conversation with the place and time, and associated deep personal meaning. Marc sees the whole of his painting as conversations with places, rather than documentation, and these are those conversations.

Donation to Artist Trust

Marc is grateful for the support he has received from Artist Trust and will donate proceeds from the sale of Down Toward Bantry Bay directly to Artist Trust.

Paintings of Ireland

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