“I’m amazed how John Carlson can set the mood of a painting with a few cleverly-placed strokes of color. This plein-air gem does just that: I cannot tell if it’s early morning or early evening, but the diffused winter light is warm and calming, echoing the stillness of the water and air.”
-Courtney Kopplin, Gallery Manager
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The complementary blue and yellow strokes of color in Across the Bay demonstrate the artist’s thoughtful application of tonal harmonies to subjects beyond the dense woodlands and snow-covered meadows the comprised the majority of his work. The painting was shown at one of the Salmagundi Club’s annual Thumb-box exhibitions, which began in 1908 and focused on works created en plein air measuring no larger than 16 x 20.
Private collection, Kansas (possibly acquired during the mid-20th century in New York)
Gifted to private collection, Mission, Kansas, ca. 1996 to present
Salmagundi Club / Thumb-box Exhibition / Title: Across the Bay // (torn) John F. Ca—(torn)
Thumb-box Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York (year unknown)