Thursday, July 7, 2011


Today was the quintessential summer day in Maine.  Sunny, light breeze, ocean lapping.  I've painted this scene countless times, but today it felt like something out of a mystery novel.  I've seen Grimes Cove bathed in moonlight, and decided that I would paint it that way.  Of course, quite a few bystanders thought I had been out there all night painting, or that I had visual problems!  Silly tourists.  Or.... crazy artist?? 

Lowering the key once in a while results in a completely different mood.  So do color temperature shifts, and choice of subject matter. 

I'm hoping not everyone wants a bright sunny day painting, and that they'll be intrigued by the change in mood of a familiar scene.

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