In full sunPosted: June 14, 2015
This red building in Rockport — Motif No. 1 — is supposedly the most painted building in America. If you Google it, you’ll be amazed at how many renditions of it you can find. For that reason, it always has to be in at least one sketch while I’m in Rockport. I found a bench facing the harbour and sketched this in the blazing sun, which is not something I make a habit of. Usually I find some shade or bring an umbrella because if I’m in the sun I can’t see the colours on my palette and the white of my paper is blinding. But I liked the spot where I was sitting and painted it anyway which resulted in some super saturated colour.