Monday, September 6, 2010

Fishermans Memorial on Monhegan Island

Here is a 30"x40" piece I painted recently of the Fishermans Memorial on Monhegan Island. Right about now the waves at this location are pretty good for painting and can be heard all the way on the other side of the island. About one mile away. At this time last year, while I was there, a workshop group was set up in this area painting. My guess is the students trusted their teacher to know better then the warnings of the locals and common sense... Well an extra large "rogue" wave came up and over this memorial, almost washing the class away.. One person had their entire Open Box M setup washed out to sea, they found the stainless steel brushwasher later and it was completely pitted and rusted from 45 mins in the ocean.. 

  The photo is a pretty big let down...sorry.

 Quote: "The best art amazes us because of what the artist left out, not because of what he or she put in. If everything is included, why not photograph the subject instead? " Sergei Bongart

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm a long-time visitor (sine 1950). That's not a "fisherman's memorial", it's a lifesaving ring to throw to someone who was stupid enough to get too close to the angry sea.