This is a night-time painting I did at the site of the old Brass Anchor restaurant which burned down last year. The marina was relatively empty, although I eliminated all the boats except the one up on supports on the gravel berme which forms the mouth of the harbor. The moonlight and the single boat emphasized the loneliness of the scene which was what most impressed me about the place.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Here's a painting I did in Gloucester last summer from Rocky Neck looking towards Gloucester cathedral. I painted it plein aire at 24" x 36"- pretty big for one shot, and then refined it a bit in the studio. Painting this big outside is quite exhilarating. It makes you feel like your really living the artist's life! Cape Ann is one of my most favorite of all places to paint.