Saturday, December 14, 2013

SAILS IN FRONT OF BARE HILL, CANANDAIGUA LAKE

SAILS IN FRONT OF BARE HILL, CANANDAIGUA LAKE
The view is looking south, probably from near Butler Road, with three boats in a long distance race on a threatening day.  This small, monochromatic piece is one of my personal favorites, possibly because I have absolutely no recollection of painting it.  It turned up in a pile of work one day that I was thumbing through and suddenly it charmed me.  The rough drybrush on the water contrasts with the fluid clouds.  It may be that as a painter it's necessary to put some space between one's self and the work before you can really see it. Watercolor, 6.25x9.25 in., gold frame 16x20. 

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