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Breath of Salt Air “Hydrangea, Sag Harbor” June 27, 2016

"Follow Me" 11 x 14 oil on birchwood by Casey Chalem Anderson

“Hydrangea, Sag Harbor” 11 x 14 oil on birchwood by Casey Chalem Anderson

All over the Hamptons this summer you see the hydrangea in full bloom. I’m lucky enough to have 3 bushes planted right in the front of my home where the shades of lavender and cobalt are infinite.  Each blossom is an expression of exquisite color.

The colors dazzle even under an overcast gray sky.  In this painting, I explored just a few variations of violet by layering the oil paint on the surface. There is a narrow depth of space implied by the transparent stripe that moves across. The pigments found in fine grade oil paint parallel the colors of the natural world so beautifully. I just love the chunks of colored space!

I hope you’ll have a chance to see my large abstract oil paintings at Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street in Sag Harbor through July 7. All the paintings are inspired by the colors we experience everyday living by the beach.

(Just left of the American Hotel and open late on the weekend)

Until next time,

Casey

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Breath of Salt Air “Ocean and Sky Space” June 13, 2016

"Yellow Sliver" by Casey Chalem Anderson   48" x 48" oil on canvas

“Yellow Sliver” by Casey Chalem Anderson 48″ x 48″ oil on canvas

In these very challenging times of anger and confusion, taking some time and space can help to bring clarity.  Expanses of water and sky at the ocean are a gift to your psyche, a place to rest for just a moment.  Looking at a painting that parallels that experience can help.

You can lose yourself in the sweep of uninterrupted colored space. Come back refreshed and centered with a plan to go forward and do something positive in the world.

My abstract paintings will be on view this weekend. I hope to see you there!

Romany Kramoris Gallery

41 Main Street (left of American Hotel), Sag Harbor  NY

June 17-July 7.

Reception Saturday, June 18, 4-5:30

 

Warmly,

Casey

 

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Breath of Salt Air “Hampton’s Ocean Colors” June 7, 2016

"Glow"  36 inches x 36 inches oil on canvas by Casey Chalem Anderson

“Glow” 36″ x  36″ oil on canvas by Casey Chalem Anderson

The sapphire, lime and cerulean of my palette creates a positive emotional charge whether it’s in the curve of a realistic wave, or in the arc of a rounded form.

You can see that the abstract paintings draw from my many years as a landscape painter. They rely my love and passion for the seaside here in the Hamptons.  The circular shapes seem to refer to my awareness of living on a planet that is suspended in space. These are large studio paintings where the possibilities of working with oil paint in new ways is thrilling.

You can see these new works at Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street in Sag Harbor starting June 17-July 7. Please come to the reception June 18, 4-5:30.

Warmly,

Casey

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Breath of Salt Air “What Draws Us to the Ocean?” May 23, 2016

 

"Aquamarine Curl" 3 PANELS oil/wood 24 x 36 by Casey Chalem Anderson

“Aquamarine Curl” 3 PANELS oil/wood 24 x 36 by Casey Chalem Anderson

The ocean is forever mysterious.  Our peripheral vision can sense the size but cannot grasp the whole.  You can stretch your eyes out to the horizon and imagine what is under it but never know. The ocean baffles as it entices us.

And yet the ocean sound is predictable.  Regular intervals of waves synchronize with our breath and our heartbeat.  We calm down.

I love to paint the ocean waves knowing that each wave is always slightly different than the next.

Enjoy the painting and let yourself imagine until you can get to the beach!

Casey

You are invited to see “Ocean and Flower Field Paintings” in East Hampton!

Fashion and Art to Benefit Peconic Land Trust

Sunday, May 22- Saturday, May 28      (stop in anytime)

Reception with the Artist:

Saturday, May 28  4-7 pm

Shop on May 28 and EILEEN FISHER will donate 10% of the day’s proceeds to the Peconic Land Trust.

(10% of all art sales donated to Peconic Land Trust)

EILEEN FISHER
26 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
Store Hours: 10:00 am-5:00pm
631-324-4111

Read outstanding article about show here:

http://www.hamptons.com/The-Arts/In-the-Galleries/21987/Sag-Harbor-Artists-Ocean-And-Flower-Field.html#.V0GZOmaIQQU

 

 

 

 

 

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Breath of Salt Air “Studio by the Sea” May 9, 2016

Working in Bay Point Studio

Working in Bay Point Studio                                                                                        photo credit Gary J. Mamay

Most of you who know me know I love to paint outdoors but of course that isn’t always practical.  I’m so lucky to have my studio by the sea.  I can actually see a postage stamp view of the water through the glass doors.  That’s really important to me, as I can gauge the mood of the sea with just a glance.

Even when I’m working on a painting that isn’t water, I have a very strong sense of where I am in the world.  It all goes into the mysterious mix in ways that can’t be analyzed with any certainty.  I’m quite sure that if I lived in the middle of the country, or even on the West Coast,  I would not be creating the images I make here.  Where an artist lives and works is an essential part of the what makes their art unique.

Living at the beach makes me happy and that goes into the paintings!

Until next time,

Casey

Upcoming Show:

Art & Fashion Benefit for Peconic Land Trust
“Ocean and Flower Field Paintings”
by Casey Chalem Anderson
Tuesday May 24-Monday May 30
Reception:Saturday, May 28, 4-7 pm
(10% of sales Clothing and Art donated to the Peconic Land Trust)
Eileen Fisher
26 Newtown Lane, East Hampton

Store Hours: 10 am-6pm
631-324-4111

 

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Breath of Salt Air “Sketching at the Beach” April 26, 2016

Sketch Long Beach by Casey Chalem Anderson

Sketch Long Beach by Casey Chalem Anderson

Seeing the bay in various shades of teal sparkling in the sunshine made me appreciate the sea all over again. I didn’t realize just how much I missed it when I spent last Spring in the city.

As I move the pen across the paper I attempt to capture the thrill of being there.  I felt those tenderly overlapping squiggles depicting the movement of the water gently reach back into space. I didn’t think about it, I just went there.

Not every sketch works. It is so easy to overdo with details and take the life out of it. But when it works, I fall in love with the language of line . In the span of 5 minutes, a sketch can express energy and calm simultaneously.

All the best,

Casey

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my original oil paintings at Romany Kramoris Gallery on Main Street in Sag Harbor while the show is up through May 5.

There are ocean waves and lush flower fields of the East End.

Romany Kramoris Gallery

41 Main Street (near Sen and American Hotel)

Hours Open 11-7pm and sometimes later     631-725-2499

 

 

 

 

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Breath of Salt Air “Spring Spray at the Ocean” March 28, 2016

"Spring Spray" oil on birchwood 24 x 24 by Casey Chalem Anderson

“Spring Spray” oil on birchwood 24 x 24 by Casey Chalem Anderson

Here’s my most recent ocean painting revealing the power of an off shore breeze against the dynamic force of the incoming wave. I love how the oil paint itself describes the fury of the sea. The extraordinary colors are taken from life but pushed a bit to express my feeling about this very moment.

Until next time,

Casey

 

To see more ocean paintings click here: http://caseyart.com/portfolio-gallery/ocean-waves/

Or to see fine art prints of the ocean click here: http://caseyart.com/portfolio-gallery/fine-art-prints/

 

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Breath of Salt Air “Hamptons Winter Ocean” March 14, 2016

"Winter Wave Slice " 12 x 12 oil by Casey Chalem Anderson

“Winter Wave Slice ” 12 x 12 oil by Casey Chalem Anderson

One of the great things about Winter in the Hamptons is that there are so many beaches where you can drive right up and see the ocean right from your car. Even if it’s freezing outside you can have a look, see what the ocean is doing and immediately breathe in a sense of peace and calm.

Take time to enjoy the view….

Casey

To see more ocean oil paintings in other sizes click here:

http://caseyart.com/portfolio-gallery/ocean-waves

www.CaseyArt.com

 

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Breath of Salt Air “Sag Harbor Twilight” August 31, 2015

"Floating World" by Casey Chalem Anderson 24 x 24 oil on wood

“Floating World” by Casey Chalem Anderson 24 x 24 oil on wood

There is no doubt that living in NYC left me thinking about what I should be painting. Surrounded by concrete buildings and looking out on the even array of windows had an impact. At the same time, I was still dreaming about the Hamptons and everything that I love about the beach. I missed the fields, the water, the sky, and the dunes.

I started working on paintings that incorporate both worlds. Using veils of atmospheric color enclosed in geometric shapes I sought to translate in paint a parallel expression of being in nature.

I’ll be exhibiting these large canvases (4ft x 4ft) in “Mostly Abstract” September 26th and 27th at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, East Hampton. Please save the date on your calendar, an evite will come soon.

Hope to see you there,

Casey

  • “Mostly Abstract”
  • September 26th and September 27th
  • Ashawagh Hall   780 Springs Fireplace Road   East Hampton (Springs)
  • Reception: Saturday September 26, 5 to 7 pm
  • Open: Saturday , September 26 11am – 7pm, Sunday, 11am – 4pm

 

 

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Breath of Salt Air “Exhilarating Ocean Wave” August 17, 2015

Dune Beach Wave by Casey Chalem Anderson 12 x 12 oil/panel

Dune Beach Wave by Casey Chalem Anderson 12 x 12 oil/panel

Getting in the water is intensely frigid at first. You have to plow past the jade colored wave breaks and before you know it, you are completely wet. Duck under the wave, get your entire head wet and you feel at least five years younger. It’s invigorating and revitalizing!

I feel like a kid and can’t help but smile.  Nothing compares to the ocean!

Hope you have a chance to try this,

Casey

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