This is one of three paintings I finally resolved … all in the last 24 hours. Two of them had been puzzling me for quite awhile. Some of my friends have commented that it’s because I’m isolated due to the Coronavirus lockdown in Michigan. But I have to say, I work in isolation quite a bit. I think it’s more likely because I had a dose of some dark chocolate after supper (something I never do)…and then went down to my studio to work at 11:30 pm. I’m VERY effected by even the smallest amount of caffeine!! Ha!
“Manistee Lighthouse” is available. See my Contact page for information about purchasing, and the possibility of free shipping.
I hope you are all doing well, and surviving these crazy times!!
Painting Shadows and Evoking Emotion is the name of the online article written about my painting, (above) for the Artists Network.
Following is an excerpt; please check out this link to read the rest of the article.
“By keeping the details down to a minimum, my strokes, displayed with emotion, raw energy, and borne out of my deep connection to the scene, can then have the ability to touch a different emotional chord in each viewer.”
My thanks to Jennifer Smith, Managing Editor, who was also the one to interview me for the full feature in the Fall 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine.
This is a view of the north pier at South Haven, as seen from the south pier, which has the more memorable lighthouse. There was no wind the day I took this photo…very unusual for Lake Michigan…so both the lake and the channel were flat and calm. I therefore chose to interpret this scene with lovely neutral colors.
I had a hard time catching the essence of the painting’s colors in a photograph; the original is definitely a little different in person.