Gallery One to celebrate ‘Our Good Earth’ in September

 Gallery One in Ocean View announced this week the theme of its September show, “Our Good Earth,” open to the public Aug. 29 through Oct. 2.

Plein air watercolor artist, Cheryl Wisbrock’s “September Corn” captures a fleeting moment in time of a partially harvested local field.

“I arrived very early in the morning, just before the remaining corn rows were harvested. It was exciting to capture the glorious colors and textures of the partially-cut field.”

Another plein air watercolor artist, Lesley McCaskill, chose “The Beauty of the Cape.”

“I love the land and sky in Delaware. It makes my heart sing. We are blessed with many state parks where the earth is pristine, the sand glistens, and the grasses, bushes and foliage texturize the land. Seeing so much sky allows the drama of the changing atmosphere to be visible to the eye.”

“The earth is in constant motion. The tides are a perfect example of this,” said Eileen Olson, who painted “Incoming Tide,” an acrylic, “hoping to mimic the motion of the tidal waters rolling over the rocks. I used a long brush and lively strokes and artistic license to exaggerate movement with vibrant colors.”

Joyce Condry’s “Gifts from Mother Earth,” an acrylic, depicts two pears ripening on the tree.

“Delaware winters can be harsh, but then Mother Earth rewards us in spring with blooming trees, flowers and sprouting lettuces. The real gifts arrive, filling the markets with fruits, berries and vegetables.”

“The good earth gives us flowers that brighten the world,” said Laura Hickman. “They are happy colors that warm winter days or add drama to a monochromatic space.”

“Flowers in Portugal,” a pastel, shows a colonnade in Lisbon where the browns and tans of the architecture come to life with the stand of flowers.

“Tuscany is the most enchanting and picturesque countryside I have seen,” said Dale Sheldon, whose acrylic, “Tuscan Road,” beckons the viewer to pause and look at the afternoon sunlight streaming across a dirt road through an old Tuscan olive orchard. Olive trees, grape vines, wild flowers and rolling hills are nestled among the iconic Italian cypress trees entertaining the eye along the way.

“When you think about all the beautiful spots you’ve been sometimes you just have to look in your own back yard to be grateful,” said Marybeth Paterson, whose “My Lewes Garden” oil depicts a riot of summer color.

In addition to “Our Good Earth” from Aug. 29 through Oct. 2, the gallery’s Artisan Room features textiles, hand-blown glass, pottery, glass jewelry and wood pieces by local artists. Gallery One is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is always staffed by one of the artists. For more information, visit Gallery One’s website at, call (302) 537-5055 or visit the gallery at 32 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26) in Ocean View.