Main Coastal Scene
I created this plein air painting in 2018. The town of Castine, Maine is quaint and lovely. This was a house on the main street, dappled with sunlight on a bright summer day.
It’s 8″ x 10″, painted with oils on canvas board. It’s a little bendy, as you can see in the photo. Framing it will take care of that right away.
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.