Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Maine Abstraction

Tidal Pool, Maine
oil on canvas

Took a trip to Biddeford Pool, Maine with a group of talented painters from Worcester, Massachusetts, and spent several days painting at the rocky shoreline.

This was the final painting I did there which was a loose abstraction of a tidal pool. I thought you might enjoy the snapshot of what I was actually looking at. You can see where I wanted to be faithful to the forms, and where I made my departures. There comes a point when getting the forms and colors on the canvas in the way you want them takes precedence over simply recording what is in front of you.

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