DENNIS, MA.-The Cape Cod Museum of Art presents Jane Lincoln: Cranberry Bogs, on view through February 19, 2006. "Color is my primary motivation for painting. I combine this with my love of nature to depict Cape Cod landscapes. Pastels provide the immediacy, sensitivity and variety of color that work best for me." Jane Lincoln. Jane Lincoln, a resident of Falmouth, has been living and painting on Cape Cod for thirty years. In this exhibition of more than 60 pastels, she will depict the color and light of the cranberry bogs she has observed through the seasons.
Lincoln began her observation of cranberry bogs when she moved to Marstons Mills in 1973. She often walked to a nearby bog with her children, entranced by the transformation they underwent through the seasons. Since then she has discovered bogs in West Barnstable, Waquoit and the Provincelands. She has become friends with the bog owners, learning their histories and sharing important events like floodings and harvest with them.
Lincoln describes her artistic response to the cranberry bogs saying they give her ".permission to use warm powerful hues horizontally in the landscape.The color intensity varies depending upon the angle of lights such as frontlit or backlit. There is a security in the dark tones of the bog channels close and a pull into the soft expanse of the distance."
Jane Lincoln has been teaching art since 1989. She instructs workshops throughout the country, specializing in color theory. She will be conducting a workshop at CCMA on "Landscape: Focus on Color" on Saturday, January 21 from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. Lincoln has had many one-person shows and received over seventy awards in pastel, drawing and oil. She is a signature member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod.