Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I just finished this oil painting of a sail boat I'm calling "Wind Talker". This is loosely based on a photo I took of a very cool crafted sail boat in Provincetown last year. This piece represents my new effort to add more color into my work. I used liberal amounts of audacity when painting the sand that screaming orange color. It was fun to let go of the desire to match the color to nature exactly.
"Wind Talker" (6x8") Oil on gessoed wood panel.
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Monday, July 16, 2007
I finished this small oil painting I'm calling, "To the mother ship". This lobster man is rowing his small boat from the shallows to his larger vessel, presumably moored in deeper waters not too far away.
This is loosely based on a photo I took of a fisherman about a year ago in a harbor in Rockport. I made this guy a lobster man in my painting and added the orange jump suite to compliment the blue of the water. I was perched above him on a rock jetty and watched him work that single oar like a champ, he was cookin but made it look casual. What a cool way to commute to work.
"To the Mother Ship" (6x8") Oil on wood panel
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