I am inexorably drawn back to the ocean and in doing so find myself at the water's edge. The ocean crashing on the rocks is both hypnotic and replenishing. The play of soft light on hard rocks washed over with fluid water makes for a delectable Confluence of textures. This painting fascinates a viewer and I look forward to is finding its new home.
Painted en plein air during CAPA, Cape Ann Plein Air competition 2019, this was a late monring/midday painting on the backshore of Gloucester Massachusetts in a location known as Bass Rocks (yes the same area as the one featured in the magazine) This area is so rich in inspiration. The painting glistens and will make you happy
Painted en plein air at Cape Ann Plein Air during the Nor'easter "Melissa" in October 2019, blowing 35 mph but without rain. I had to hold the canvas the entire time with my left hand to keep my french easel upright. I also had to align the canvas and easel directly sideways to the wind or all would have been lost. It was an amazing time and one the best most fulfilling painting experiences of my life. Alas is was sold within moments of the show opening. I will be undertaking a larger version in studio and if someone wants to call dibs on it i'll take a deposit.