Moving away from the land itself,
focuses on the effects of light on bodies of water. Bursts of yellow in Sundown
(2014) spill out from a cloud-dense sky, providing a warm contrast to the dark green terrain that unwinds at the bottom of the frame. By honoring a personal and emotional response to nature and using rich colors to render natural forms, Mooney’s work recalls a
style, and in particular the work of
When viewed together, these landscape painters share a certain collective sensibility—an acuity to light and a dedication to showing the emotional effects of nature on the human psyche.