Saturday, August 7, 2010

Painting the Overlooked Familiar

Six days a week in the summer, I go to the East Boothbay Post office to pick up my mail, and catch up on the latest news from Linda, the postmaster.  This week it was a lost 9 year old autistic boy, who gratefully, was located the next day, full of mosquito bites, but safe.

We get so used to some scenes that sometimes we fail to see them as possible subject matter.  Keep your eyes open for intriguing shapes, lacy textures against the sky, deep shadows, and gathering places.

Here again, I've used the silhouette to say most of the scene.  The good people of East Boothbay village are the subject, with the post office the secondary subject.  Lost and found edges are extremely important in this depiction of a place where "everybody knows your name."

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