Thursday, December 17, 2009

Passing of William Whiting

I just learned this week of the passing of William Whiting. Bill was an extremely talented plein air artist from the Winchester area and was represented by Caulfield Gallery in little Washington, just up the street from my shop. Although we were only acquaintances, running into one another at the various local shows, I feel a great sense of loss. He was "my age" and often spoke kindly of my work. The real loss is that his plein air paintings were usually of our area out here and showed a real sense of place, caputuring the true beauty of the blue ridge and surrounding piedmont regions. His works were definitely among the masters of plein air painting.

The art world has lost a great artist.

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