Fishing shacks

Rockport, Massachusetts, is really pretty and pretty overwhelming all at the same time. There’s too much to sketch – the boats in the harbour, the old fisherman’s houses and the famous “Motif No. 1” building that I painted last year. As is often the case, the best views are the ones that surprise you as you turn a corner. These little shacks didn’t seem half as interesting in the morning but later in the day the light changed and there was a good shady spot between a candy store and a sunglasses shop.

Rockport_FishingShacks


6 Comments on “Fishing shacks”

  1. Lee Kline says:

    Milton Glaser once told me on a flight from Denver to New that his notion of an artist was someone who could do the detail such as you have in the shingles – and never feel he has to hurry. He drew a little crosshatch on my sketch pad and said, “Stuff like that. I could do it for hours.” What a guy.

  2. Kim says:

    I know exactly where this is! Had the pleasure of staying in Rockport this past April. Very cool painting.

  3. I’ve been wanting to ask if your line work is done with a pen or brush, and if you lay down lines or color washes first?


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