‘The Sea Hypnotic’ at Kigel Studio

Jean Kigel

Jean Kigel Studio presents “The Sea Hypnotic,” Jean Kigel’s fourth theme show of the season. This is available for viewing in person at 1396 Back Cove Road in Waldoboro and virtually at www.jeankigel.com from Aug. 7 to 21.

There’s something about water that draws us in and fascinates us. It creates peace and awe — and fear and exhilaration. It releases the stresses of everyday life. From Ishmael in “Moby Dick” to Maine summer rusticators, the sea captivates us.

Like many artists, Kigel has been captivated by the sights and sounds of the sea, and it’s made its way into her work.

Her paintings depict the edges and surfaces of the vast Atlantic, with its surging waves and its mirrored surfaces. Watercolors were her first and most-natural medium for painting this fluid substance. With watercolors, she loves to meld blues with purples and greens. With her Asian brush painting (another water-based media), water soaks into rice paper and spreads slowly softening edges of the sea with the shore. She also uses oils to create the geometric slashes of light and tide that cut the cove in front of her studio.

Visitors are welcome to stop in at Kigel Studio, following Maine’s CDC health guidelines. For more information, email jean@jeankigel.com or call 832-5152.

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