Sky on Ground, a body of paintings from 2015-present, represents a sense of the everyday. The landscape here in New England closes in, compresses, and consumes the whole sky. Within puddles I see fragmented images of sky, clouds, buildings and trees, only inverted and revealed as images enclosed inside these pools of water. My work acknowledges that reflections in water are a significant part of the history of painting. Rather than depicting reflections as places that evoke elevated or sublime emotional states, however, I focus attention on the puddle as a mysterious, melancholic after effect: something we walk over (or in) every time it has rained without giving it a second thought. 
 

Sky on Ground
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #17 Diptych
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38" x 104"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #17 Diptych
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38 x 104"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #18
2017
oil on canvas
38 x 52"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #15
2017
oil on canvas
36 x 54"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #7
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #19 Diptych
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38" x 104"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground aoil on canvas
Sky on Ground #19 (Right Diptych) DETAIL
2017
aoil on canvas
38 x 52"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #14 Triptych
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38 x 156"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #6
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #7
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #3
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #5
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #4
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14 3/4"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #1
2016-17
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14 3/4"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #2
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14 3/4"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #10
2016
oil on canvas
24 x 26"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #2
2014
acrylic and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #1
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #3
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #3 DETAIL
2014
acrylic and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #12
2016
oil on canvas
52 x 38"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #13
2016
oil on canvas
38 x 52"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #13 DETAIL
2016
oil on canvas
38 x 52"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #6
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #6
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14 3/4"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #3
2015
acrylic and oil on canvas
36 x 72"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #7
2015
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #1
2015-16
acrylic and oil on canvas
70 x 72"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #1
2015-16
acrylic and oil on canvas
70 x 72"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #2
2015-16
acrylic and oil on canvas
70 x 72"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #8
2015
acrylic and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #5
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #11
2016
casein and oil on canvas
24 x 26"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground Installation View
Overview, NYPOP Gallery, New York
2017
Installation View
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground Installation View
Overview, NYPOP Gallery, New York
2017
Installation View
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