Yes, I know. It has been a long time since last posting. Nice to be back.
I have a stack of work that can be posted and more in process but I last told you that I would do some from the Maine trip...so here they start.
I began the 'Angeline' with a quick marker drawing one afternoon but had to leave for a couple of hours. When I came back the sun was sinking and the tide had come in. I plunged in anyway but an interesting man showed up and we began to talk....and I got distracted.
With the waning light I decided to return the next evening to finish....and the ship had sailed.....literally. Fortunately I had finished most of the ship and a good deal of the background so I could stare out, imagine the 'Angeline' being there, and finish tying in the boats behind enough to come up with a good sketch. Perhaps this will lead to a larger work this winter.
I like what is happening in the brushwork and the contrast between calm and indistinct shapes one one side and staccato brush marks on the other. It imparts a kind of good energy to the piece.