Adelson Galleries Inc

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) Pumpkin Shadow, 1977, is a perfect match between Wyeth’s chosen watercolor medium and the shadow play he chooses to paint. Selecting a paper with a rough surface or “tooth,” the artist drags his brush over the barely visible peaks and valleys, leaving pigment on the tops and white paper untouched in the hollows beneath, thus simulating sunlight as it glints in and out of the rough granite rocks and deep crevasses. In contrast to the rotund, brilliant pumpkin, the shadows cast by the stem and the pumpkin itself are arresting. For the pumpkin, the shadow is not round at the left edge as one might expect from what we see perched above the rocky ledge; instead it traces a shape that suggests a human profile. The stem, casting a shadow on the rock closest to the viewer, resembles an upside-down, small winged creature or an extremely sharp pickaxe. As this the brilliant orange pumpkin signals Hallowe’en, a favorite holiday in the Wyeth family, the artist masks himself in these dark shadows, leaving his masquerade open to infinite interpretations by the viewer.
Watercolor and Mixed Media on paper 30 x 21 1/2 inches

Available Works

Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Black and White Goat
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Buttercups
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Casket Rock
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Cow and the Cat
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Fog
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Goose Crossing
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Gourd Tree
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Gourd
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Gulls of Monhegan, #1
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Kleberg: Squirreling
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Mousing
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Oven Stuffers
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Pumpkin Shadow
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Shark
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Squid
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
The Thief
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Urchin
Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Yolk and the Wicker Chair

Adelson Galleries Inc

For over 50 years, our gallery has specialized in American Impressionist, Modernist, and Contemporary Realist paintings.

Warren Adelson

595 Madison Ave, 4th floor
New York, NY 10022

318 Worth Ave,
Palm Beach, FL 33480