Recently, I was able to visit and paint in the Cape Ann area of Massachusetts. One of my favorite spots in Cape Ann is a shipyard called the Gloucester Marine Railway. I visited the yard one evening and set up with the light disappearing rapidly – more rapidly than anticipated. The Phyllis A was up in drydock and in the exact same place as I found her in July 2012. There was another boat – a modern fishing boat – up in the dock next door.
The sun was sinking in the sky but still shining on most of the yard. I set up in the shadow of a crane so that I had a good view of the Phyllis A and it’s mate in the next dock, but on their shady sides. The sun was just catching the front edge of the cabin and the roof over hang cast a shadow across the side. Most of the rest of the boat was in shade, as was the stern of the fishing boat which can be seen on the left in the painting. With slanting light from the low sun, and my vantage point, it was possible to sense the color temperature differences between shady areas and areas lit directly and indirectly by late evening sun. In the painting, the contrasts were enhanced by pushing temperature differences. The lit areas were painted in warm colors, and shade areas in cool, enhancing the sense of late evening light.
The original painting is approx. 7″ x 10″ and is mounted and matted to 11″ x 14″, for easy, low-cost framing. Cost for Priority Mail shipping anywhere in the US is $6.95
Offered to you direct from the artist online, this special pricing is possible 1) because I don’t have the expense of framing, transport, other costs associated with gallery exhibitions and 2) I can split with you the commission I would normally pay to a gallery.