Thursday, May 31, 2012
Both are oil on canvas, 24"x12"
After not painting in oils for over 7 months, I was excited and apprehensive to return to the medium. What would I paint? I had moved 3000 miles, and although I'd returned to New England, I'd never lived in Rhode Island. There was a surreal sense of the familiar and the strange. While in the studio my eyes fell upon a photo my sister sent me. It was a photo of me, at seven years old on of my favorite beaches, Ogunquit, ME. I smiled and realized it would be the perfect way to begin painting in my new life. I came back to New England because I couldn't stay away from its coastline.