Mr. Larsen has been recognized in the past for capturing the iconic structures of the state: the Capitol Dome or the buildings of Canterbury Shaker Village. His paintings are readily recognizable by their strong shadows and frequent use of reflections in windows. Attention to detail is his hallmark.
In his recent watercolors he travels coastal & arboreal New Hampshire. The rich colors of the ocean and forest floor allow Larsen to push the limits of his medium. Utilizing wet on wet technique he mimics the distortion of the water on the treasures of the sea floor. The crisp white peak of a shell breaks the surface of the water to complete the illusion of a shallow pool. His series of a Beech Tree in Winant Park read as a character study -stately, gnarled roots, are the focus of these atmospheric, color studies.
Mr. Larsen revisits some of his favorite architectural subjects- and a few new ones. Canterbury Shaker Village and the First Congregational Church are subjects for his brush. Tree shadowed clapboards and stained glass windows provide drama and a palette of bright blues contrasting with white. This show offers a chance to take in the sights of New Hampshire as seen through the eyes of a noted artist.
Works by Bob Larsen will be on display at LaBelle Winery located at 345 Route 101, Amherst, NH. For more information, please contact Michelle Thornton at Michelle@LaBellewinerynh.com or 603-672-9898 ext. 3.
LaBelle Winery is open Monday-Tuesday, 11am-3pm, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-9pm with guided tours Saturday & Sunday, 11am-5pm. Visit their website at http://www.LaBellewinerynh.com.