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Charles Guess - oil paintings

Each time Charles visits an art museum the area he seeks out first is that of the European and American impressionist. He has always been fascinated by the application of color and value in order to create an image in the viewers mind without depicting each detail of a scene or model. Charles feels that art should stimulate some memory or emotion within the viewer, something that causes one to pause for a moment and to literally have an encounter with the specific piece of art.

His interest in painting began in McComb when his mother gave him art lessons in the fifth grade with the late Margaret Cain. Years later while in medical school, he dabbled with oils and continued to paint on an intermittent basis until his wife, Sandra, gave him, as a birthday present, a series of lessons with Dianne Norman of Jackson. He continued to paint with Dianne for about four years and has subsequently been self-taught, although he has attended various workshops and classes. He has had previous shows at Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, Hinds Community College and at Gulf South Gallery in McComb. He is a former member of the Mississippi Artist Guild, and his paintings have won several local awards. His painting of the Café Du Monde won a national award at the annual conference of American Physicians Art Association.

Dr. Guess does some painting outdoors but because of time constraints he usually uses photographs as a basis for a painting. He does his own photography as it is important to have a feel for the location and to have a better understanding of what is in the shadows and surrounding area beyond the framework of the photograph. He keeps two cameras in his van as he is always on the lookout for a pleasing or interesting scene. He has began to experiment with variations of color and some of his pieces lean more toward abstract. He enjoys a variation of style.

Charles’ work can be viewed at Southern Breeze Gallery in Ridgeland.

 

              
          GC168 and 169
"Path Out of Woods" and "Path Beyond Woods" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,100 each

               GC167 "Bayou La Batre Backwater" - oils on 30"x40" gallery wrapped canvas - $950

               GC163 "Restful Backwater" - oils on 30"x40" gallery wrapped canvas - $950

               GC164 "Winter Lake" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,100

               GC165 "Pond Side Winter" - oils on 11"x14" canvas framed to 18"x21" - $395

              
          GC161 & GC162
"Swamp Backwater" & High Water in the Swamp - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,100 each

               GC159 "Hillside Trail" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,100

               GC160 "Mill Creek at Wyndale" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,100

               GC156 "Back Bay Shore Line" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,100

               GC155 "Sunrise in the Trees" - oils on 30"x40" canvas framed to 32"x42" - $950

               GC153 "Autumn Evening" - oils on 36"x36" Canvas framed to 37.75"x37.75" - $900

               GC151 "Quiet Solitude" - oils on 48"x48"Gallery Wrapped Canvas - $1,800

          GC147 & GC148"Wilderness Road I & II" - oils on 30"x48"Gallery Wrapped Canvas - $1,050 each

               GC146 "Open Spaces" - oils on 48"x48"Gallery Wrapped Canvas - $1,800

               GC145 "Wild Sunflower" - oils on 48"x48"Gallery Wrapped Canvas - $1,800

               GC143 "Hill Cotton Country" - oils on 36"x36"Gallery Wrapped Canvas - $900

               GC141 "Hill Country Hay Field" - oils on 30"x40"canvas framed to 31.5"x41.5" - $950

               GC140 "Peaceful River" - oils on 30"x40"canvas framed to 31.5"x41.5" - $950

               GC139 "Summer River Scene" - oils on 24"x18"canvas framed to 26"x20" - $485

               GC138 "Cloudy Day at the River" - oils on 16"x18"canvas framed to 22"x26" - $435

               GC137 "Low Water at Gilbert's Pond" - oils on 16"x18"canvas framed to 22"x26" - $435

               GC136 "Lone Sycamore" - oils on 30"x40" gallery wrapped canvas - $950

               GC131 "Shade Tree" - oils on 14"x18" canvas framed to 20"x24" - $425

               GC129 "Field House" - oils on 14"x18" canvas framed to 15.5"x19.5" - $425

               GC127 "Rainstorm in Sunshine" - oils on 30"x40" canvas framed to 31.5"x41.5" - $950

               GC124 "Quiet Home" - oils on 18"x14" canvas framed to 15.5"x19.5" - $425

               GC120 "Afternoon Pasture Light" - oils on 11"x14" canvas framed to 12.5"x15.5" - $395

               GC121 "Shallow Water" - oils on 11"x14" canvas framed to 12.5"x15.5" - $395

               GC110 "Beyond the Point" - oils on 30"x40" canvas framed to 32"x42" - $950

               GC107 "Bend in the River" - oils on 11"x14" canvas framed to 12.5"x15.5" - $395

               GC106 "Creek and Meadow Reflections" - oils on 18"x24" gallery wrapped canvas - $485

               GC105 "Morning Hay Rolls" - oils on 11"x14" canvas framed to 17"x20" - $395

               GC82 "Late Autumn Hay Harvest" - oils on 11"x14" canvas framed to 12.75"x15.75" - $395

               GC99 "Flood Waters" - oils on 18"x24" canvas framed to 19.5"x25.5" - $485

               GC92 "Cotton Field near Pelahatchie" - oils on 18"x24" canvas framed to 23.5"x29.5" - $485 (Spectacles Location)

            Name     GC87 "Outward Bound" - oils on 30"x30" canvas framed to 31.5"x41.5" - $950

          Name     GC85 "Small Barn at Field's Edge" - oils on 36"x36" canvas framed to 37.5x37.5  - $900 (Spectacles Location)

          Name     GC80 "Small Boats" - oils on 30"x40" canvas framed to 31.5x41.5  - $950 (Spectacles Location)

          Name     GC77 "Summer Path" - oils on 36"x36" gallery wrapped canvas  - $900 (Spectacles Location)

          Name     GC71 "Hay in the Rain" - oils on canvas 24"x36" framed to 26"x38" - $950

          Name     GC068 "Empty Slip" - oils on canvas 30"x40" framed to 31.5"x41.5" - $950 (Spectacles Location)

          Name     GC062 "Small Barn with Hay" - oils on canvas 30"x40" framed to 31.75"x41.75" - $950 (Spectacles Location)

          Name     GC061 "Dunes" - oils on canvas 30"x40" - $950 (Spectacles Location)

          Name     GC048 "Barn with Hay Bales" - oils on canvas 24"x36" - $950

          Name     GC046 "Hay Bales at the Edge of Field" - oils on canvas 30"x30"  $700

 

   

 

 

 

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