Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Second Movement

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My intention today was to work some more on yesterday's panel.

But several correspondents told me not to touch it. After pondering that idea, I decided to make another panel, of the same non-existent place, and to paint it in the manner of a recent favorite.

But, as Carl Sandburg wrote, "the fog comes on little cat feet."
Soon I heard the protracted, anguished moan of the foghorn at Rawson's Point, calling warnings to those upon the sea. In what seemed like just a second, it was upon me, everything sheathed in gray.

You can imagine the situation in my studio. Aside from anything else, I couldn't even see my coffee cup---a dire turn of events.
This is where I stopped.  

So now I still have to tackle the one from yesterday, again.


Just five weeks 'til Holland! Please note, in the section on classes, that there's a class sponsored by the Ogunquit Summer School of Art on 14-15 August. Sign up and paint the sea with us!

The Ogunquit Summer School of Art Ogunquit, Maine
 14-15 August 2014
27-28 September 2014
Contact them at 603-819-9100

4-12 September, Alkmaar, NL Contact me about this TWO PLACES REMAINING

Toronto 6-10 October 2014
Contact me about this. THIS CLASS IS FULL

Norway August 2015
Contact me to receive information as it becomes  available.

Wales A possible 2015 workshop for the Welsh Academy of Art.  

1 comment:

  1. wonderful. here's something wyrrd. I painted almost this exact scene yesterday..then wiped it off because my sea looked i see how it's done. Thanks Donald. md