Sunday, May 21, 2017

"Rockport Morning" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas

"Rockport Morning" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas
Formula of my life for the past month:  Travel + Travel + Mom Care + More Travel + Broken Camera = No Blog Posts!

Ok, some of my travel was for fun with some unplanned but necessary travel thrown in.  I’m now home and finally settling back into a routine.  During all the commotion, I managed to finish two commissions, research and buy a new camera and complete several seascapes.

I was lucky enough to spend a week in Rockport, MA in a beautiful home that overlooks the water.  “Rockport Morning” was painted en plein air but I was able to stand inside the comfort of the kitchen and paint while unaffected by the brisk wind.  Yes, this was my view from every window in the house.  This is Gap Cove with Straightsmouth Island in the background and the Atlantic ocean beyond that.

I could probably paint this view a million times as it is an ever changing scene depending on the tides, weather, time of day and never ending parade of sea ducks, gulls, and boats.

Third time is a charm for this particular canvas.  Beneath this painting is two other paintings that just didn’t make the cut.   Serendipitous results can often happen when painting over a previous painting if you allow some of the colors to show through.  There is a lovely richness to this painting that I hope is conveyed by this photo. 

"Rockport Morning" is an 8x8 inch oil on canvas painting presented in a wood floater frame.  This painting is available at and will also be available at Artists Corner and Gallery in Acton, MA later this week if you want to view it in person.  Additional views are below.