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Scioto Serene

Scioto Serene
higher resolution 71Kb

Watercolor on paper, 21" x 29"
Reception Area 200





Michael Kaiser, son of artist Vitus J. Kaiser, graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 1986. For the past 10 years, he has lived in Columbus and painted realistic landscapes both on location and in his studio. Central to his painting are the variations in light and color in landscapes throughout the year. Kaiser manipulates watercolors to replicate the atmosphere of the season he is portraying and capture that moment in time.

Kaiser has exhibited annually at the Art Gallery at Otterbein Business Center, Westerville. His work is in the collection of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.



Scioto Serene was painted from reference photographs I shot during a sunset in the winter of 1990 near the now-demolished Ohio State Penitentiary. The painting is looking west, up the Scioto River. The quietness of the river is what inspired this painting. The railroad bridge and small tower in the background are deliberately subordinate to the quiet river, reflecting a larger sky. This is one of the few paintings I have done of Franklin County; most of my work is of rural Ohio and Pennsylvania.


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