The street behindPosted: June 20, 2016
The lanes behind main streets are often more interesting to me than crowded thoroughfares. That’s where the good shapes happen. I’ve painted in Rockport quite often and even though the harbour is endlessly fascinating, I thought I’d explore some back streets this time. This tumbling garden and a backdrop of weathered wood houses is directly behind Bearskin Neck, the main drag where all the tourists stroll. I was intrigued by the contrast between colour and monochrome in the scene.
I’m also just back from an exciting day of painting at the New York Botanical Gardens. I have photos and paintings to post but I’ll wait until I return home and have access to my trusty scanner.