This photo is from the first day of working on a new painting, done from direct observation, out on site. I begin by working up a tonal foundation that the subsequent structures of the image are built upon.
Fog off Mount Desert 1850 and 2020:
Last night our Tuesday evening socially distant, mask wearing sketch group met at Eagle Lake. Wisps of fog over the lake were other-worldly What a scene!
February 1994 at Kettle Cove, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Painted just a few months before we sold the house, quit our jobs and moved, with baby, to MDI, where I began to learn carpentry, plumbing and more by attempting to build a small house. NEVER DO THIS. just sayin’.
https://bidding4willowind.wordpress.com/?This small painting of Josephine is being auctioned to benefit Willowind Therapeutic Riding Center. Typical people who have found success at Willowind include children and adults with challenges such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Down Syndrome, mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, depression, brain injury, anorexia, blindness, speech delays, motor delays, and the after-effects of stroke. As a long-term survivor of a severe traumatic brain injury, I am happy to help this outstanding local therapeutic resource. Please bid and support Willowind Therapeutic Riding Center. Thanks!