Main Coastal Scene
I created this plein air painting in 2018. It was a favorite scene of my painting instructor, Dan Graziano. We painted it several times throughout an intensive workshop, and it was interesting to see how the different lights throughout the day changed the colors of the greenery and water.
It’s 8″ x 10″, painted with oils on canvas board.
In 2018, I was inspired to take an intensive plein air workshop with Dan Graziano, a painter I admire. I packed up my art supplies into my 1966 Shasta camper and drove to Castine, Maine. It’s a beautiful little town. I camped at a state forest, but I didn’t spend much time there. I was intensively learning the art of plein air painting. There’s a concentration that comes from attempting to capture a moment in time. Too much fussing, and the lighting will have changed; The same subject is there, but the feeling can be completely different. So plein air is about capturing the essence and not getting caught up in detail.