This is a scene I found in Boothbay last summer. It was fun walking around on the docks and getting some views of the working lobster boats up close an personal. I’m a sucker for scenes that are busy with piles of junk, so this dock was practically asking me to paint it. It’s fun to look for ways to simplify a busy subject. Looking for how to paint a complicated subject as just pieces of color information. If I can get the color relationships right, I feel like I can get most of the way to a good painting.
This painting is one of many that I’ve been framing for the last week. Soon I’ll be delivering a body of new paintings to Greenhut Gallery in Portland, ME. I have a solo show at Greenhut for the month of June, with an opening the evening of June 4. The opening is open to the public and I’d love to see a big crowd there. If you’re in the area please swing by and say hi. I have a mix of still life an landscape in the show.