Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rock Harbor Hill

8x12 inches on gessoed hardboard ("Masonite"), framed

Rock Harbor, a small tidal harbor not far from downtown Orleans on the Massachusetts Cape, has more than water and boats. Dunes play just to the north and west. This scene is the dune to the north.

This knife painting perhaps means more to me than to you - it mirrors the dunes around my grandfather's cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a place to wander, to lose yourself in the pine and scrub. This was done during a John Clayton workshop in early fall... also a place to wander and to lose yourself under the spell of a fantastic teacher.

John, a product of the Cape School of Art, passed along to us the love of color.

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