In the Harbor

Returning to the harbor on the Casey Anne, I was inspired by the bright blue lobster boat against the backdrop of the colorful buildings and lobster wharves on the east side of Boothbay Harbor.

blue-lobster-boat-in-the-harbor_web“In the Harbor”, 9×12, o/l

Bait

Painted this week in Portland in the Old Port, just beyond J’s Oyster Bar.  I’m always drawn to this particular spot, a remnant of working waterfront in a beautiful growing city.  I was looking for a human element, something to bring this painting to life, and just then a guy came out and threw bait in the water.  The birds came off the rooftops… chasing after the bait.

 

Bait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in the Day, Somes Sound

“Back in the Day, Somes Sound” is a 30″ x 40″ painting commissioned by the Gallery at Somes Sound.  Basing my work on a circa 1900 black & white photograph, I wanted to bring life, color and light to this historic scene.  After visiting Somesville and studying old photographs, what amazed me the most was how much of this scene still exists today.  Painting and researching an historic moment in time is always a fulfilling journey… it creates a deep connection with the people and places of the past and it changes your view of the present.

Back in the Day