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Breath of Salt Air “Flower Field, Southampton” July 21, 2015

 

Flower Field Southampton

Flower Field Southampton

Flower Field Drawing by Casey Chalem Anderson

Flower Field Drawing by Casey Chalem Anderson

 

Click here for 1 minute video:   Flower Field Southampton

Finding this field filled to the brim with masses of flowers was so exciting. I had to photograph, then shot the quick video-trying to take it all in. The sounds help take you there so please have a quick look.

But it was when I took a pencil to paper that I started to understand the patterns and rhythm of the field, the feel of the specific place. I wanted to quickly sketch it without getting too bogged down in the details so I could retain the immediate sensation. My attempt to convey the essence of the place, including the breeze blowing through from the ocean close by, needed a light touch.

All the very best,

Casey

Here are some paintings of other flower fields to enjoy:

http://caseyart.com/portfolio-items/zohn-preserved-property/

http://caseyart.com/portfolio-items/scarlet-pinks-ablaze/

 

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Breath of Salt Air “What is the Scent of Salt Air?” July 7, 2015

Casey Chalem Anderson "Thunderous Sea" 24 x 24 oil on wood

Casey Chalem Anderson
“Thunderous Sea” 24 x 24 oil on wood

What is the scent of salt air?

You arrive at the ocean and breathe in that briny, bracing, clean smell. It cues the brain that you are in a special environment. Perhaps it sends you back in time, reminding you of other times at the shore.

For me, I’m instantly transported back to being a kid and finally getting to the beach and freedom!

Researchers have been puzzled until recently about what creates that smell. They know now that a gas produced by genes in ocean dwelling bacteria (dimethyl sulfide/DMS) is a huge component.

What ever it is, that scent makes me feel at ease and relaxed. What about you?

Warmly regards,

Casey

 

I’m participating in a panel discussion July 11 on Plein Air Painting and Land Conservation, please come.

Information:

Saturday, July 11, 3:00 pm-5:00

Market Art and Design Fair at Fairview Farm, 19 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton (by the Ocean)

Connecting Art and Land Conservation

Peconic Land Trust, in partnership with Market Art + Design, is hosting an afternoon conversation on the “en plein air” style of art, made famous beginning with the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art in 1891 by artist William Merritt Chase.

Capturing the landscapes that have been both protected and those that are no longer here but live on through their works, the artists of Plein Air Peconic continue a longstanding tradition that was born on the East End.

The panel-style discussion will focus on the artists’ inspiration, the role land conservation has played in protecting the heritage landscapes, and the work of the Trust to save views that we all know and love.

Moderated by Hamptons Art Hub Publisher & Executive Editor Pat Rogers, the panel will include John v.H. Halsey, President of the Trust, Vice President Rebecca Chapman, founding Plein Air Peconic members Gordon Matheson, Casey Chalem Anderson, Kathryn Szoka, and special guests, Laura Grenning of Grenning Gallery, and artist Marc Dalessio.

www.artmarkethamptons.com

 

Call the Trust ( 631-283-3195) to RSVP and for a FREE pass to Market Art + Design for Saturday, July 11 – including access to the panel presentation!

 

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Breath of Salt Air “Feet in the Sand” June 23, 2015

Soft Aqua Wave 24 x 24 oil on wood

Soft Aqua Wave 24 x 24 oil on wood

When you first put your feet in the sand it’s warm. A sensation like no other, the warmth travels up your body. All while you look out on to an ocean curling forward of colors that are sparkling bottle green, deep viridian with pearly white foam exploding at the edge.

It smells good without any defined smell. Breath in deep and at the bottom of the breath it feels clean almost like menthol. When you breath out, just a feeling of well being.

Enjoy the view,

Casey

I’m participating in a panel discussion July 11 on Plein Air Painting and Land Conservation, please come.

Information:

Connecting Art and Conservation – a Panel Presentation
Market Art + Design, Fairview Farm, Horsemill La, Bridgehampton

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Peconic Land Trust, in partnership with Market Art + Design, is hosting an afternoon conversation on the “en plein air” style of art, made famous beginning with the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art in 1891 by artist William Merritt Chase.

Capturing the landscapes that have been both protected and those that are no longer here but live on through their works, the artists of Plein Air Peconic continue a longstanding tradition that was born on the East End.

The panel-style discussion will focus on the artists’ inspiration, the role land conservation has played in protecting the heritage landscapes, and the work of the Trust to save views that we all know and love.

Moderated by Hamptons Art Hub Publisher & Executive Editor Pat Rogers, panel will include John v.H. Halsey, President of the Trust, Founding Plein Air Peconic members Gordon Matheson, Casey Chalem Anderson, Kathryn Szoka, and special invited guests.

Call the Trust ( 631-283-3195) to RSVP and for a FREE pass to Market Art + Design for Saturday, July 11 – including access to the panel presentation!

 

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Breath of Salt Air “A Quick Pause” June 9, 2015

A Quick Pause

A Quick Pause

One of the lucky advantages of living by the sea is enjoying a quick bite to eat in your car. You can drive right up to where the asphalt ends and the sand begins and see the vast ocean. If you are in your car it doesn’t matter if the rain is bearing down or the wind is whipping up. There is peace.

Look out on the ocean as far as your eyes can see and enjoy a reflective moment, all yours before the summer crowds descend.

xo Casey

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Breath of Salt Air “Vertical vs. the Horizontal” May 26, 2015

Sep's Flower Field 24 x 36 oil on linen by Casey Chalem Anderson

Sep’s Flower Field 24 x 36 oil on linen by Casey Chalem Anderson

New York City is emphatically vertical. The buildings are jammed in close sometimes right on top of each other. In the Hamptons it is exactly the opposite. After being in the city for some time I was struck with the stretched span of horizontal space, making me feel much calmer. And not just at the ocean where the sensation is more expected but over the land too.

The fields are wide open, luscious and deep. A tremendous zone of space hovers over the land and reaches far up in to the open sky.

Looking out on to a field and absorbing the space is the perfect counter balance to being compressed in the city.

If you can, take a breath

Warm regards,

Casey

Show Extended

I’m participating by showing my original paintings of Waves and Tranquil Water of the Hamptons

“Home is Where the Heart Is” Designer Showcase to benefit the American Heart Association

April 17 th-June 14, 2015

For info: www.americanheartshowhouse.com or contact me directly

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Breath of Salt Air “Infinite Horizon” May 12, 2015

Green Slide by Casey Chalem Anderson

Green Slide by Casey Chalem Anderson

What do you see when you get to the shoreline? One of the spectacular things about the Hamptons ocean beach is that you see infinity at the horizon. Your eyes stretch out and relax with no barriers or blockages to obstruct your view.  You have arrived and all you have to do is breathe.

Life is limitless and full of unknown possibilities.

Enjoy,

Casey
*I’m participating by showing my original paintings of Waves and Tranquil Water of the Hamptons

“Home is Where the Heart Is” Designer Showcase to benefit the American Heart Association

April 17 th-May 31 st, 2015

For info: www.americanheartshowhouse.com or contact me directly

 

 

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Breath of Salt Air “Painting Outdoors in the Hamptons” April 21, 2015

Casey in the Sag Pond Dunes

Casey in the Sag Pond Dunes

Painting outdoors is tough.  First you must lug the equipment over sand and then secure the easel and your hat in the changing wind, all while ignoring insects and remembering to apply sunscreen.  The list seems endless.  You need stamina, but there is nothing like it!

When I am on location by the ocean, I drink in the entire experience and start in on the canvas. My genuine exuberance in being there is translated through the brush right on to the canvas.  All the vitality of my response to the place goes into the paint. I like to share that with people who love the sea and want a connection to it wherever they are.

Here is an article about how I help the effort of land conservation in the Hamptons through my paintings and my work with the Peconic Land Trust

http://www.outdoorpainter.com/news/high-stakes-conservation-and-plein-air-painting-in-the-hamptons.html

Warm regards,

Casey

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Breath of Salt Air “Remember the Ocean” April 15, 2015

"Rushing Wave" by Casey Chalem Anderson 24 x 24 oil on wood

“Rushing Wave” by Casey Chalem Anderson 24 x 24 oil on wood

How do you remember your time spent at the ocean?

Is it walking along the shore, heading away from the crowd with a deep exhale?

Or maybe you recall taking a running start off the hot sand and a crash dive into an on coming wave?

Is it hazy and humid or bright and crisp?  We all have our favorite kind of days.

Let me know the way you remember the beach, which kind of days are your favorites?

 

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Casey

*I’m participating by showing my original paintings of Waves and Tranquil Water of the Hamptons

“Home is Where the Heart Is” Designer Showcase to benefit the American Heart Association 

April 17 th-May 31 st, 2015

For info: www.americanheartshowhouse.com or contact me directly

 

 

 

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Breath of Salt Air “Apple Jade Wave” January 6, 2015

 

 

"Apple Jade Wave" oil on wood 6" x 6"   Casey Chalem Anderson

“Apple Jade Wave” oil on wood 6″ x 6″ Casey Chalem Anderson

When snow is predicted, I can’t help but dream about those carefree days of summer at the ocean. This is from my series of small oil paintings to help keep the sea close no matter where you are.

Warm Wishes for 2015!

Casey

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Breath of Salt Air “Bait Nets on a Blue Bay” 9/22/14

"Bait Nets on a Blue Bay" by Casey Chalem Anderson oil on wood 24 x 24

“Bait Nets on a Blue Bay” by Casey Chalem Anderson oil on wood 24 x 24

Do you have to remind yourself to slow down? I know I do.  I have a blunt reminder to check my pace when I leave my home every day.  I back out of my driveway, ride to the end of the road and 20 feet directly in front of me is the bay.

An official red stop sign on my right blares in case I don’t get the message to stop and take a breath.  If I continue to go straight, I’ll be in the water.

I let the magical beauty of the sea enter and instantly my pace is reset to the proper setting.

Until next time,

Casey

I hope you can come to the 9th annual Plein Air Peconic exhibition and sale “Land, Sea, Sky” on Columbus Day weekend- October 10, 11, 12 at Ashawagh Hall. Reception is on Saturday October 11 5-8pm

All new oil paintings, many Peconic Land Trust conserved lands.

Please save the date.

Evite coming soon……..

 

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