Friday, April 5, 2013

Back And Forth, The Story of a Rockturne


Back & Forth 24x20" available

set up for Rockturne 3/13

 This Blog post is dedicated to Evan Hopkins who died very tragically this past week. Evan was only twenty years old and probably just figuring out this thing called life that most of us complain about. Please take this tragic loss and consider reevaluating your time, go get "it". Whatever "it" is, grab it and don't let go..


 So recently I went out into the Rockland night, in search of a subject to paint. Truth be told these ferry terminals have been catching my eye since seeing the beautiful way they are lit up at night. My Maine man and friend Colin Page also lit these terminals up in a very inspiring way. Check the link.
 So thought I would see what I could do. Just about as soon as i set up to paint and took the photo below, two guys come walking up who seemed to live in the boat yard. Obviously enjoying the open local bar scene recently.. One of whom was very drunk and i could hear a mile away. The drunker wobbly one starts loudly saying "gyou chant paahk there" "Gyou chant Jsht paahk anywheah" from about 50 feet away. So I take my headphone out. (only wear one headphone people, it can save you from a drunk slobbering on you..) turn around to listen to a little more til he gets about 20 feet away.  I asked him if he is sure and I accidentally shot him my painters squint... (insert "The Good The Bad and The Ugly whistle in here) Now this apparently was enough to trick him into believing I was tough. He went on after trying to focus on me for a minute then asked if i was making a "Picture". Then mumbled, said good night and wobbled away... As they disappeared into the boat yard like two zombies I thought to myself. "My first Nocturne attempt in Rockland and I get fucked with in the first five minutes" then I thought "good thing they recognized my ninja skills before it was too late".. "for them" . ha! I hope you have enjoyed this ridiculous story.


 

8 comments:

violetta said...

Love your so called ricidulous story...(what worries me is that I understood:"gyou chant paahk there" "Gyou chant Jsht paahk anywheah"). Cool painting too!

Mick Carney said...

The dangers that we artists endure! Love the title, it could have been "Ill met by moonlight". I wonder what happened to the guys next or if they remembered meeting the night time ninja with artistic leanings. Good fun and good image. By the way I caught the George Bellows exhibition in London and immediately thought of you. Some powerful stuff.

Dan Corey said...

Thank you Violetta! Gotta love that N'east boatyard slang

Dan Corey said...

Hey Mick, thank you! Yeah, there's always one isn't there?

Eva said...

Thank you for the dedication.
I quite like the painting, too. :) You always pick such interesting subjects.

Jim Gibbons said...

Holy molly! i sort of remember seeing some guy paint that night! Time Out Pub blurred and slurred me :). Great nocturnal work Dan! Colin's pieces have made me look at that ferry dock in a completely different way. Capturing it at night is no easy feat.... Jolly good show. I'm currently in India catch up on some around the world art on the www. I'm wrapping up a a 3 month (sort of)pleasure journey in May and can't wait to get back to the easel. Anywho, love the blog updates. Take care. Btw. I'm joking about the drunkin night....I think? ;)

Dan Corey said...

Thank you Eva!

Dan Corey said...

Hey Jim, India?? thats great! we have to get together for at least a beer if not some painting this year!? thank you and safe travels!