Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Acadia Shore, 12x16
Yellowstone, Yosemite, .....
.....Acadia? The three most popular national parks. Who would have thought? Evidently the Grand Canyon doesn't come close....but Acadia is both beautiful and unique.
So that is where I found myself the day after landing and driving to mid-coast Maine. One of those sunny, rainy, windy, cold, warm days typical for a changing season kind of time. I had a lot of possibilities to choose from but I went with an 'overcast with emerging blue' approach.
When I'm out there painting I think that what I've done is too vibrant for the conditions but so often, when I see it later in room light, I wonder why I didn't push the color more. Even so, the colors I did use float pretty well together. I wonder what it would be like to paint with rose colored glasses....
While there I hung out a bit with Daniel Corey. Here is a link to his work at the Camden Falls Gallery: HERE The photos on their website don't do Dan's work justice. Perhaps they just need to be seen in person so you can appreciate his color and edge handling. He was a finalist in the recent Raymar panel competition and is deserving of the recognition.