Let's take a trip back to Maine in the summer time! Let's go fishing off a dock, trying to land some dinner for a wonderful campfire meal! (And of course we have to have some Lobster to go with that dinner!
Here's today's little painting:
Dockside Fishing, 8" x 10", Oil on Panel
(Available: $80. Email RobertBrittonJr@hotmail.com)
My wife and I last visited Kennebunk about 3 years ago. We saw this guy fishing off the dock, enjoying the summer afternoon. It wasn't quite a fully sunny day, neither was it completely hazy. It was a mixture of both. The water was bright blue and powerful, though there was quite a bit of haze.
I have to again apologize for the quality of the photo. My iPhone 4 really doesn't take good pictures...the colors are off a bit. It seems over sensitive to light. In the sky, which is a light grey blue, there's lots of light on the grooves in the paint strokes from the brush marks. My iPhone picks them up and just blows them out. I can't quite figure out why.
This photo does give a good sense of the painting.
All in all, I'm pleased with the painting. It is made up of simple shapes and objects, has a good design. The two boats are pointing to our main center of interest, our fisherman, and the lobster boat then draws the eye.
I hope you enjoyed the painting. These little daily works are fun to do, I suppose. But I long to do more serious works. The sketches like this are easy to knock out, and is a great way to do a collection of painting ideas that could be explored for larger works later. This one here has real potential to be a larger work.
Like I said, I'm pretty pleased with this one. I hope you are enjoying following along.
God bless and thanks for stopping by!