Oil Paintings
Jan Dalton
Summerville, South Carolina 29485
843-696-6445
info@JanDaltonfineart.com
FEB 2018 PRESS RELEASE


It’s Not Just Black and White

Art Central Gallery presents Jan Dalton’s new exhibit, titled
“It’s Not Just Black and White; It’s a Complicated Subject.”  

An artist’s inspiration can come from almost anywhere.  For Jan Dalton it often comes through her dreams.  
One image seems to stand out.  Then she develops it further, and that idea leads to another.  
And that can lead to another; soon Jan has a whole series of paintings.

Jan says, “That’s what happened with this new body of works”.  It started with a black and white dream.  
Approximately 80% of all dreams are in color, so this black and white dream really caught my attention.  
It was an image of a horse moving out of the mist on a moonlit beach.

The contrast of black and white continued to tickle this artist’s creativity.  She painted two more canvases
of black and white animals while pondering the phrase: “It’s not just black and white; it’s complicated.”  
Must one idea be correct to the exclusion of all other possibilities?  Can it?

With paint, black can be mixed from a combination of other colors, such as blue, brown and red,
while white has to be manufactured.  In light color theory, black is the absence of color or light
and white is the combination of all colors.  It is complicated.

Soon these paintings and the color theory behind them became an allegory for our world politics, ideas and interactions.  
Must it be only this way or that way?  And what about the horse in the mist?  
These paintings have something to offer each viewer;
for some the animals will stand out; for others deeper meanings may be found.

“It’s Not Just Black and White; It’s a Complicated Subject”  ponder for yourself.  

"My Domain"
It's not just Black and White
"It's Complicated"

$1925
18 x 24
Original Oil Cypress Garden Lily Pond
 
Original Oil Painting Brothers
 
Portrait woman drinking morning coffee Oil Painting Jan Dalton Art
 
Original Oil painting feet in beach sand friends

Lily Pond
at Cypress Gardens

18 x 24

Prints Available
 
Brothers

$400
18 x 24
 


Morning Coffee
SOLD
 


Friends
SOLD
Oil Painting Goose Walk Wildlife Lily Pond
 
Oil Painting of Wild  Horses
 
Traditional Oil Painting Fruit in Glass Cherries glass decantar
 
Glass Fruit bowl oil painting Jan Dalton Fine Art
 
Oil painting Apples Fruit Havest Jan Dalton Fine Art

Goose Walk

18 x 24
 
Wild Horses
$700
24 x 36
 
Fruit and Glass

$600
18 x 24
 
Glass Fruit Bowl

$600
18 x 24
  Apple Harvest
SOLD
Prints Available

"Out of the Mist"

$1750
22 x 28

"Panda Dreamscape"
Giants Playing Possum

$1250
18 x 24