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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Surf's up!

A Happy Harbor, oil on canvasboard, by little ol' me.
In two days I’ll be on my way to Maine to teach the first of this summer’s workshops. Today’s task was to finalize selections for my season-long show at Lakewatch Manor.

Although I would dearly love to bring my painting of the HalveMaen Passing Hudson Highlands, the inn itself is more than 250 years old, and my sense is that smaller paintings will be in scale with its rooms.

Surf at Rockport, oil on canvasboard, by little ol' me.
Often I go back several years and am shocked at how differently I respond to individual pieces. However, the small painting of surf at Rockport, above, was my favorite the instant it was finished. It has waited several years to be shown in its proper place, and I’m thrilled.

However, A Happy Harbor (at top) is a painting that snuck up on me and surprised me. I considered it incomplete when I did it, but I absolutely love its spontaneity now.

Surf at Port Clyde, oil on canvasboard, also by little ol' me.
I painted the surf at Port Clyde, above, last November. It's amazing to me how similar the two paintings are, painted many years apart.

Boatyard, oil on canvasboard, also by little ol' me.
August and September are sold out for my workshop at Lakewatch Manor in Rockland, ME... and the other sessions are selling fast. The June session starts this weekend, but there are still day-student slots open.  Join us in July or October, but please hurry! Check here for more information. 

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