Today’s work is from a site that I like to visit when the rest of the island seems overrun.
I’ve been catching a few sessions after dinner lately. The light is spooky and wonderful. It’s really a great time to be out working, quiet and very interesting. I’d like to see some paintings come out of these twilight sessions although the logistics are a bit daunting.
This drawing, done out on site was a very engaging bit of work. I have always enjoyed this rock and the way that it sits on the crest of the hill overlooking the bay.
As the summer season in Bar Harbor shifts into overdrive, I visit some less well-traveled spots.
This is from my initial session on a new drawing. I’ve been thinking about the initial stage of the drawing and the way that the piece is anchored on the page and how that process can flow smoothly into a well knit drawing. More on that, later.
High tide, clear summer morning. I look forward to developing this image into an oil painting soon.
Although this is one of my favorite places to paint in Acadia National park, getting to this particular vantage point can be dicey. If the tide is not dead low, or if the weather is cool and damp, the seaweed covered rocks that surround my painting spot are treacherous. In fact, last fall I painted up there and swore, “never again”.
Here’s a detail from the fist day’s work on a new drawing. Unfortunately my camera is now refusing to do anything more than turn on and display text. It’s new camera time.
I spent 2 more hours this morning wrapping up some loose ends in this drawing.