Oil on linen in dark wood frame
22 x 18 inches
Signed on bottom left corner
This vibrant, Fauvist-style vertical landscape painting of the Hudson River at twilight was created by Hudson, NY artist Dan Rupe. The serene surface of the river and rain puddles reflects the blush-pink sky, the horizon marked only by the distant Catskill Mountains. Rich greens give a sense of midsummer, complimented by warm blocks of orange and Rupe's signature crimson accents. Paint is applied loosely to the panel in thick, vivid strokes, lending the piece a very palpable texture that is characteristic of Rupe's work.
About the artist and work:
Dan Rupe paints only from life, his composition ruled by his intuitive sense of formal order. He begins covering his canvas with a deep crimson wash. This ground gives his brilliant pure color , applied with an expressive, direct gesture, an electric charge. No matter how often or how long one looks at a Rupe painting, it is always the present tense. The tone of his palette, the freshness and clarity of primary colors, reflects an optimistic attitude, an intrinsic love of life. Rupe studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts.
Celebrating over 25 years representing artists of the Hudson Valley and beyond, Carrie Haddad Gallery hosts 7 exhibits a year featuring painting, photography, mixed media and large & small sculpture.