WOW. I finally got out to paint again thanks to friends. We went to Winslow Park in South Freeport. I had never been there before. What a great place. Wonderful beach for the kids to swim, a big playground, an old salt water farmhouse, lots of picnic tables and incredible views of the islands of Casco Bay. I don't know the names of the islands I have painted today but I will try to find out. It sure was great to be outside painting after a rather hectic few weeks of too much traveling. These paintings are part of my ongoing Passages series and are painted with my newest tool: the knife. Winslow Park 1 is a finished painting, 6x6 on a cradled birch panel. Beautiful clouds began to form as we painted. My friend challenged me to paint some fluffy clouds which I hardly ever do. This is what I came up with. Winslow Park 2, a 12x12 work in progress, on canvas. The foreground is bare of paint at the moment. When working with the knife I have found that you have to work top to bottom. Not the way I normally work. If you don't do that you run into a lot of trouble.
Passages: Winslow Park 2, 12x12, work in Progress