A Moment Down East


This Alkyd painting was done for The Mystic Seaport Gallery in an exhibition of four artists which included George Bullitt (model maker), Geoff Hunt, Jim Griffiths, and myself. The exhibition took place late in 1998, and this painting was featured in an ad for the show in American Art Review Magazine. As in many of my paintings, the image is a composite featuring elements that could not be observed in one particular place. The delta-like foreground was not in this area. The dory was added for visual interest. The Lobster boat was from a completely different area. The remainder of the image is similar to a view in the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park in Maine. The sky is from my imagination. I find that scenes as I find them do not often lend themselves to painting. Very often, I add or subtract elements in the interest of composition and engaging the viewer.