Oil Paintings
Jan Dalton
Summerville, South Carolina 29485

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"

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

18 x 24

Morning Coffee

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
24 x 36
Fruit and Glass

18 x 24
Glass Fruit Bowl

18 x 24
  Apple Harvest
Prints Available

"Out of the Mist"

22 x 28

"Panda Dreamscape"
Giants Playing Possum

18 x 24