These two paintings were begun in Maine. The still life on top was close to done when I worked on it there, sitting on the porch looking out toward the ocean. What I needed to do when I got home was create greater depth by darkening the kitchen linens that folded down at the table front.
As for the view of the house from the beach, this is a subject I've painted many, many times. Each time I feel like I get closer to the feeling of how that house is my definition of the perfect place. I've played around with the wild roses in front of the house and this time I made the most of the path as it cuts through the roses.
I am almost ready to start working on some paintings at home again.