Monday, October 18, 2010

Boat Landing oil on canvas 9x12

Doing paintings of boats is always an interesting challenge. I don't know anything about boats, so as I always tell my students, they are just shapes. By reducing what we look at into the concept of abstract shapes, we can paint them. The process is all about observation without pre deciding what we think we are looking at. We have a tendency to draw what we think we see rather than what we really observe.

This painting was chosen by Camden Falls Gallery to be donated as part of their fundraiser, "Giving Thanks" to benefit the Mid Coast Charities" of Maine.

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