Vernal Light at a Three-Way Stop
42 x 46 in.
Oil on linen
Available through North Star Art Gallery
Brian Keeler The Prima Vera – Spring is in the Air Exhibition at North Star Art Gallery through May 2020
This large studio oil painting of a spring scene in northeastern Pennsylvania was based on a smaller pastel that was done en plein air. The title includes “Vernal Light” to indicate the artist’s interest in the last rays of raking light during the golden hour that are illuminating the newly leafed trees and creating an interplay of light and shadow on the road surface and buildings. The scene is located just outside of the artist’s hometown of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, and the appeal of the rural landscape, agrarian heritage and 19th century architecture is all part of this work. The painting is available at North Star Art Gallery.
Keeler’s work has won wide acclaim over the years. His paintings have been collected by many individuals, corporations, and museums. Two books have been illustrated by Keeler, one a children’s book and the other a treatise on a mystical theme. He also authored an art instructional book, Dramatic Color in the Landscape, published in 2014 by North Light Books.
Keeler has won many prestigious prizes over his career and his work has been featured in a career retrospective in 2018 at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton, New York.