I will be one of the performers in a local fundraiser called Dancing With the Local Stars. It’s a fundraiser for the Wayfinder School. I am being partnered up with an instructor from a local Balroom Dance School, Swing and Sway, and I will be performing a West Coast Swing. I’ve been practicing a lot and I’m really excited to see how it goes. If you are in midcoast Maine you should check it out. I’ve heard it’s usually a great show. The performance is Friday May 9 at 7pm.
I’ve been working on a few of these backlit harbor scenes as studies for a bigger sunset painting. This is a 12×16″ painting of the Fox Island Thoroughfare seen from the top deck of the North Haven Ferry. I painted this one from a photo and from my memory of many other experiences painting backlit water from life. I learn a lot about scenes like this from studying the colors on site, and also from studying how other painter approach problem like this. It’s a fun challenge always trying to get better at capturing the different types of light in the landscape.