"In the Kitchen"
"Watercolor is a wonderfully versatile medium. However, many watercolor painters seem to struggle with its fluid nature and unpredictability. Harold Griner appears to embrace the mediums idiosyncrasies, heavily diluted stains and washes to move freely across the surface. In In the Kitchen, 2014, the artist maximizes the mediums translucency to great effect creating a beautifully delicate and atmospheric domestic scene. The composition is dominated by the "Day's Wash" hanging on the clothesline in the foreground, however through in Griner's hand this normal scene takes on the appearance of a ghostlike apparition. Within this otherworldly context the dark tree line above seems ominous and foreboding. The combination of all of these elements presents a psychological impact that is much more than a simple view from a Kitchen window."
A Cultural Institute of UNF