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Douglas Martenson

Outside Looking In

March 3 - 27, 2021

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Fly Point Rocks  22" x 15"  Watercolor On Buff Paper

Fly Point Rocks (SOLD)

22" x 15"

Watercolor On Buff Paper

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Pines In A Field II  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Pines In A Field II (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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White House  11" x 15"  Oil On Board

White House (SOLD)

11" x 15"

Oil On Board

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Late Afternoon  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Late Afternoon

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Brooklin Market Day  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Brooklin Market 

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Whale Rock  16" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Whale Rock

16" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

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Fires  30" x 44"  Oil On Canvas

Fires

30" x 44"

Oil On Linen

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Storm Rocks  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Storm Rocks (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Rock Morning  16" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Rock Morning I

16" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Rocks On The Shore  16" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Rocks On The Shore

16" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Fly Point Rock III  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Fly Point Rock III (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Outside  38" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Outside

38" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Winter Morning  16" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Winter Morning

16" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

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From The Outside  36" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

From The Outside

36" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Light Light  24" x 38"  Oil On Canvas

Last Light

24" x 38"

Oil On Canvas

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Near And Far  16" x 24"  Oil On Board

Near And Far

16" x 24"

Oil On Board

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Turning Red  22" x 15"  Watercolor On Buff Paper

Turning Red

22" x 15"

Watercolor On Buff Paper

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Wildflowers 22" x 15"  Watercolor On Buff Paper

Wildflowers (SOLD)

22" x 15"

Watercolor On Buff Paper

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Enduring  38" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Enduring

38" x 24"

Oil On Linen

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Lupin  22" x 15"  Watercolor On Buff Paper

Lupin

22" x 15"

Watercolor On Buff Paper

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Storm Is Coming II  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Storm Is Coming II (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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After The Party  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

After The Party

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Edge Of The Woods  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Edge Of The Woods (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Storm Is Coming  14" x 11"  Oil On Board

Storm Is Coming

14" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Triangle Shadow  22" x 15"  Oil On Canvas

Triangle Shadow (SOLD)

22" x 15"

Oil On Canvas

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Triangle Light  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Triangle Light

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Two Triangles  40" x 50"  Oil On Linen

Two Triangles

50" x 40"

Oil On Linen

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Pines In A Field I  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Pines In A Field I (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Pines In A Field  32" x 52"  Oil On Linen

Pines In A Field

32" x 52"

Oil On Linen

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Building A Pile  24" x 46"  Oil On Linen

Building A Pile

24" x 46"

Oil On Linen

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Two Fires  15" x 22"  Oil On Board

Two Fires

15" x 22"

Oil On Board

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Fly Point Rocks  22" x 15"  Watercolor On Buff Paper

Fly Point Rocks (SOLD)

22" x 15"

Watercolor On Buff Paper

Pines In A Field II  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Pines In A Field II (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

White House  11" x 15"  Oil On Board

White House (SOLD)

11" x 15"

Oil On Board

Late Afternoon  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Late Afternoon

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Brooklin Market Day  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Brooklin Market 

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Whale Rock  16" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Whale Rock

16" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

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Fires  30" x 44"  Oil On Canvas

Fires

30" x 44"

Oil On Linen

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Storm Rocks  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Storm Rocks (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

Rock Morning  16" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Rock Morning I

16" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Rocks On The Shore  16" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Rocks On The Shore

16" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Fly Point Rock III  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Fly Point Rock III (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

Outside  38" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Outside

38" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Winter Morning  16" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Winter Morning

16" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

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From The Outside  36" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

From The Outside

36" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Light Light  24" x 38"  Oil On Canvas

Last Light

24" x 38"

Oil On Canvas

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Near And Far  16" x 24"  Oil On Board

Near And Far

16" x 24"

Oil On Board

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Turning Red  22" x 15"  Watercolor On Buff Paper

Turning Red

22" x 15"

Watercolor On Buff Paper

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Wildflowers 22" x 15"  Watercolor On Buff Paper

Wildflowers (SOLD)

22" x 15"

Watercolor On Buff Paper

Enduring  38" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Enduring

38" x 24"

Oil On Linen

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Lupin  22" x 15"  Watercolor On Buff Paper

Lupin

22" x 15"

Watercolor On Buff Paper

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Storm Is Coming II  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Storm Is Coming II (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

After The Party  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

After The Party

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Edge Of The Woods  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Edge Of The Woods (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

Storm Is Coming  14" x 11"  Oil On Board

Storm Is Coming

14" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Triangle Shadow  22" x 15"  Oil On Canvas

Triangle Shadow (SOLD)

22" x 15"

Oil On Canvas

Triangle Light  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Triangle Light

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

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Two Triangles  40" x 50"  Oil On Linen

Two Triangles

50" x 40"

Oil On Linen

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Pines In A Field I  15" x 11"  Oil On Board

Pines In A Field I (SOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Board

Pines In A Field  32" x 52"  Oil On Linen

Pines In A Field

32" x 52"

Oil On Linen

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Building A Pile  24" x 46"  Oil On Linen

Building A Pile

24" x 46"

Oil On Linen

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Two Fires  15" x 22"  Oil On Board

Two Fires

15" x 22"

Oil On Board

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“My paintings are like portals to worlds familiar and strange, mysterious, intriguing and sublime. Poetic and metaphorical, my work invokes the visual truth of perception, capturing not just the quality of light or the tonal harmonies of a particular scene but also its mood and the wonder of vision itself."

Whale Rock, 16" x 30", Oil On Canvas

Whale Rock, 16" x 30", Oil On Canvas

 

In my recent work I have returned to some familiar locations - in some cases looking closer at the variety of plant life inhabiting the field where I paint in Maine. The intimate and transient nature of tents is reconsidered, as they take on new meaning as protected outdoor spaces. I have also returned to the coastal rocks and the shoreline that continue to hold strong against the tides and storms, adapting, changing, but still there.​

When I’m in the studio, I think about how fields, rocks on a shore, the drama of an oncoming storm, and man-made structures like a fabric tent could be used to spark a dialogue about the impermanence and resilience of objects within the natural world​. With all the turmoil and challenges of the last year, these themes speak to me directly.”

- Douglas Martenson

Triangle Shadow, 22" x 15", Oil On Canvas

Triangle Shadow, 22" x 15", Oil On Canvas

Bio

Douglas Martenson paints observationally in various locations in Maine and Pennsylvania. He meticulously documents the light, atmosphere and environment of each view through a variety of painting techniques. While the painted objects appear with local color firmly established, a sensitive eye will begin to perceive deep reds, light purples, golds, chromatic grays and a spectrum of ever-present blues. Martenson’s careful handling of paint opens up worlds within each object, giving way to a conceptual interpretation over time.

Martenson is a Professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and teaches Drawing at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been exhibiting in Philadelphia with Gross McCleaf Gallery for over two decades and has shown his work regionally and nationally throughout the United States.

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Douglas Martenson: Outside Looking In + A Group Show: Inside Looking Out

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