Marsh Mood, 12 x 36 inches, oil on canvas.
Afternoon at the Salt Works, 16 x 40 inches, oil on canvas.
MOST of his landscape work features an architectural
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detail here and there. Afternoon at the Salt Works start-ed
with a focus on the backlit live oak, as one would
see during the golden hour. Using a panoramic panel
captures the whole scene while giving various subjects
space to shine. Marsh Mood utilizes composition and the rule of thirds
as sprawling sound grass, tide pools, and a hazy sky draw the viewer
into a lone white house off River Road along Island Bridge Way.
From painting to plaster, Haug’s skills can be viewed as old world,
or as he says, antiquated. Famous works like Leonardo da Vinci’s
Mona Lisa and Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night both fall under
the category of representational art.
While Haug found himself graduating into an abstract art world, his
depiction of solid subject matter interpreted through the lens of the
artist will never go out of style. It just took a few decades for him to
realize representational art had been there all along, beside a paint-brush
waiting to be picked up again.
The Night Walk, 24 x 18, oil on panel.