Sunday, October 6, 2013
I posted this last night on FB.....
.....but forgot to do it here. It was painted late afternoon and I hope I caught the raking light a bit. So many paintings I like but would also like to do them over again because each one gives me new ideas I'd like to do this one over.
I like the variations in color on the hull below the water line and, if you can't tell, I was caught up in that blue barrel. This is actually a 'blue barrel' painting with the rest just setting the backdrop.......OK. I'm lying. But I really do like that barrel. Gives this thing some depth.
So if I did it over what would be different? I think this is a 24x30 painting done on a 16x20 canvas. Bigger canvas is what I'd change so I could recompose it. There was so much more there that was interesting that would have made this better with some more room. Yes, if I had painted smaller I could have gotten it all in but I would have lost that brush swinging energy that's so much fun to do.
I may have to go back to Maine.