Winslow Homer lived herePosted: June 23, 2015
Eastern Point Lighthouse is at the eastern entrance to Gloucester Harbour in Cape Ann, and it’s true — Winslow Homer did live here in 1880. I painted this from the Dog Bar Breakwater that extends 1/2 km into the harbour. At first I was tempted to set up my easel but ended up painting from a seated spot on the granite blocks with my board leaning against my knapsack. Not the most comfortable position for painting but certainly a safer one in the event of wind. One good gust would have sent the easel and painting flying into the water below, and my brushes into the cracks between the granite. Size: 15″ x 11″. Painted on Arches 140 lb CP.