Artist James Welling
In 2013, Welling began a “Seascape” a work that incorporates a short 16mm film his grandfather, William C. Welling made of the Atlantic Ocean in Ogunquit, Maine. W. C. Welling shot the film in order to paint a seascape from it. Welling sampled the colors from his grandfather’s painting and colorized the original film footage using After Effects. To complete the film, Welling’s brother, Will Welling, composed a soundscape using three accordion tracks and beach pebbles on a large drum.

W. C. Welling studied painting at the Old Lyme Connecticut artist’s colony in the late 1920’s. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme invited Welling to respond to the historic site for a group exhibition titled “In Place.” The museum and grounds had been photographed by Welling for “Diary/Landscape” in 1977 and also, beginning in 2006, as part of a yet-to-be-exhibited project, “Life Studies.”

James Welling’s “Seascape” was on exhibition during the 2019 season at OMAA.

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