Thursday, September 2, 2010
Life from Paint @ Coco Vivo Friday Sept 3rd
The second piece is a 18x24 of Atlantic Avenue in Boothbay. When it was painted I was surrounded by a church, a memorial statue, boats, a beautiful harbor with working fishing docks but i couldnt fight it, I was attracted to the dynamic movement of the quiet street, which is usually loaded with people this time of year. I can't even picture people in this scene, it would get too busy with this composition.
The opening is this Friday (tomorrow Sept 3rd. I will be there unless we get hit by a hurricane.........?
Quote "Instead of trying to reproduce exactly what I see before me, I make more arbitrary use of color to express myself more forcefully."
(Letter to Theo van Gogh, 11 August 1888)