Making slow progress today, I re-drew large portions of the piece. I had a good framework but the information was not, I felt, adequately unified around the basic structure. The weather has been remarkably good for working out on site.
Work proceeds nicely on this new piece. I look forward to working out the reflections in the mid ground below the rocks.
It’s a nice site and one that I first painted decades ago, during my first Acadia camping/painting visits in the mid 80’s.
I am unwinding this drawing with great deliberation…
A bit of a slow start: This tree deserved another try. My first attempt was plagued by changing weather, fog, vertigo and my discomfort in settling into this precarious perch. To my immediate left is a drop of about 70+ feet to the bay below and immediately behind me is a rock climbing route, “morning glory, 5.8+ Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet”.
While the weather remains so agreeable, morning glory.
Gallery talk and presentation:on Sunday, August 26th at the Artemis Gallery, 10 Albert Meadow in Bar Harbor, Maine at 3 PM I will talk about my work, particularly the new drawings and will show a few new drawings that were done in Acadia National Park.
Please attend. Please RSVP 207-288-ARTE. It’ll be cool and there will be snacks, a talk and Q & A.
This study has been an interesting experience, cycling back and forth between the Apollonian and Dionysian modes. Order and chaos, rational restraint and emotional primacy each took turns calling the shots.
The latest update. I think one more day will bring this drawing to a nice state.
This is my newly expanded studio space. The landlord just took out a wall that separated 2 small spaces and added the 4 x 8 foot window toward the back.
2.5 hour study
Sort of a mess but figured I share it any way.