A Taste of Americana

An intensity of detail and a technical control of earth tones produce an atmospheric, autumnal, even nostalgic mood, in Greg Sumida's rural watercolor landscapes.

“GEESE” (1971, watercolor, 22 x 30 in.)

Over the course of his 50-year career, Gregory Sumida has explored a variety of subjects, from watercolor landscapes and scenes of rural America to depictions of the Old West and portraits. On display through May 31, 2018 Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, California, Gregory Sumida: Americana Watercolors consists of watercolor paintings Sumida made in the early 1970s of rural scenes, mostly in the countryside around his hometown of Stockton, California. Following in the tradition of Andrew Wyeth, an artist Sumida greatly admires, he captured a slice of Americana, as viewed through his own interpretive lens. The watercolor landscapes in the exhibit are characterized by an intensity of detail and technical control of earth tones, which produces an atmospheric, autumnal, even nostalgic mood.

“BRANCHES” (1971, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 in.)
“ELEPHANT TREE” (1969, watercolor on board, 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)
“BROOK’S BEND” (watercolor, 1975 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)
“EXPOSED, UPROOTED” (1972, watercolor, 21 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.)
“FRESH SUPPLY” (1972, watercolor, 15 x 22 in.)


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