Blue Mountain Gallery is currently presenting a series of oil paintings, Along the Bay, by Barbara Segal.
Segal is a native New Yorker who is constantly inspired by the beautiful scenery of the Springs on the eastern end of Long Island, where she has a seasonal home. She effectively captures the peace and tranquility of this well-known city getaway with soft colors and lush brushstrokes that draw the viewer in.
One image titled Land’s End illustrates a yellow house with a porch and staircase standing alone in a field of bushes and flowers and a couple of trees, being swayed back and fourth by the wind. Similarly, a work titled Marina illustrates three docked boats sitting in the water in front of a white summertime condo surrounded by trees with its leaves being swayed back and forth by the wind. Segal uses several shades of green in this piece including yellow-green, lime-green, and a turquoise-like green for the grass, bushes and leaves. In addition to capturing the warmth of daylight, Segal also captures the beauty of the evening with works such as Accabonac Sunset, which features the sun setting over the ocean as a dark body of clouds is cast above it.
At Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., through Oct. 25. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Article by Alison Martin