Carmel seascape (A blue sea, Carmel) signed 'Guy Rose' (lower right) and titled 'A Blue Sea, Carmel' prior to lining (on the reverse) oil on canvas 21 x 25in
EXHIBITED: Selections from the The Irvine Museum, The Irvine Museum, traveling exhibition, March 1993-February 1994. Guy Rose, American Impressionist, three city exhibition, July 1, 1995-February 24, 1996. Palette of Light, California Paintings from the Irvine Museum, five city traveling exhibition, July 1995-November 1996. Masters of Light, Plein-Air Painting in California 1890-1930, The Irvine Museum, traveling international four city exhibition, September 2002-January 2004. Native Grandeur, Stanford Museum, California State Parks, June 15, 2005-January 15, 2006.
LITERATURE: Jean Stern, Janet Blake Dominik, Harvey L. Jones, Selections from the The Irvine Museum, The Irvine Museum, 1992, illustrated full page color, p. 91. Will South, Guy Rose, American Impressionist, 1995, illustrated full page color, p. 116. Jean Stern and The Irvine Museum, Palette of Light, California Paintings from the Irvine Museum, 1995, illustrated full page color, p. 15. David Wacinas, Native Grandeur, Preserving California's Vanishing Landscapes, The Nature Conservancy, 2000, full page color illustration, p. 51. California This Golden Land of Promise, The Irvine Museum, 2001, color illustration, p. 277. Masters of Light, Plein-Air Painting in California 1890-1930, The Irvine Museum, 2002, illustrated in color, p. 25.
With Carmel Seascape, the artist has found the ideal, sunny Carmel day to paint. Those that have had the good fortune to visit the area know that this is the classic Spring Carmel day. The painting draws the viewer in as witness to a very special place. Upon discovering this spot on one of his initial trips to Carmel, Rose must have agreed, as he painted several variations from this vantage point during his latter painting years. It has grown to become one of his most classic scenes. In this particular example, he has taken extra care in the detail of the rocks, flowers and waves. Some of Rose's paintings from this spot are more sketchy than others, and this work includes some of his best brushwork and vibrancy. His choices of color and detail come together to form the classic California landscape.
This painting will be included in the catalogue raisonné on the artist being compiled by Roy Rose and the Irvine Museum.