Gallery One: “Cloud Illusions”
While the series of colors in a sunset hold a magical allure by themselves, there is more to the
illusion. Sunlight is composed of all the colors of the rainbow, as the sun dips down over the
horizon, sunlight passes through a thicker layer of the atmosphere compared to daytime. This
causes the blue light that is dominant during the day to be scattered away from our eyes,
allowing redder and orange light to pass through. The essence of a beautiful sunset is held in the
cloud layer, specifically the clouds at the upper and lower levels, and their ability to reflect
colors back to the ground. This effect is beautifully illustrated this month by artists Rina Thaler,
and Lesley McCaskill. “I am always attracted to brightly colored skies, but this one took my
breath away,” writes Rina about her watercolor painting, “Cloud Illusions” “The weight of the
clouds reflecting on the water added depth and drama to the scene.” In artist Lesley McCaskill’s
acrylic painting, “Day is Done,” the ribbons of color reflecting from the sky to the water, and
back to the boat’s sail create a dramatic composition filled with vibrant color.
We hope you will join us in our illusion this month with a visit to Gallery One, we are open
daily 10am – 4pm.