A good portion of our clientele are summer residents or visitors who worship the things which summer affords them. Enjoying the freedom to move about without having to be layered in heavy winter clothing and
being able to spend greater amounts of time engaged in summer-only activities such as boating, fishing , gardening, sun bathing and travel during vacation times. The last thing most of these sun-worshippers want to look at... is a painting reminding of the long winter cold!
So, I have set to work on a necessary project these past two days creating paintings based upon other seasonal themes and especially focused upon summer in Rockport. They are quick... loose... painterly little ditties which I first paint in watercolour washes and then enhance with ink rendering to create contrast and detail. People seem to enjoy them.They are portable... less expensive and souvenir-based. All of these characteristics make them highly saleable in our Gallery.
I plan to do one or two each day in the mornings... and (hopefully) reward my Self with afternoon work opportunities on larger canvases, both en plein air and in the studio. This reward system will keep me motivated to carry out this necessary task and at the same time provide new material for both kinds of visitors.
Here are the first two "pot boilers."... These can hardly be classed as full scale works of art, but nonetheless, have a jaunty and colourful presence! I enjoy the "puttin' along.... Hope that you enjoy them!
Good Painting... to ALL!!!
"The Rockport General Store and Gift Shop" - mixed media w/c and ink on paper 7x5 inches
"Up Cornwal Lane, Rockport" - mixed media w/c and ink 7x5 inches