Winslow Homer, an American artist, loved Maine and many of his paintings originated along the coast A favorite spot of his was Prouts Neck, a southern peninsula along the coast of Scarborough, Maine – this a place that I’m very familiar with. When we first moved to Maine some years back it was winter during off-season, so we rented a tiny place on the water right across from Prouts Neck- the spot where Homer painted Weatherbeaten and many other scenes. Both his technical skills and understanding of the landscape was not to be beat in bringing stormy Maine coastal scenes alive in his paintings. I choose Homer’s to study for this next acrylic ocean scene.
Ocean Study 4 (acrylic, hardboard, 7 x 14): A study based on Winslow Homer’s Weatherbeaten painting. Homer’s painting had so many interesting aspects to study: stormy atmosphere, scumbling in the sky showing a foggy sea-foam spray, stormy sky in the distance, sea-foam patterns, energy and movement of the water, and rocks. As I studied Homer’s work I formed a greater appreciation for his style, technical skills and intricacies in his work. The slabs of rock were formed by glaciers sliding across the land millions of years ago – I studied these actual slabs during a field trip in a geology class with the University of Southern Maine. How cool was it to paint this same spot some 25 years later – loved it!!
It was great fun reliving history through this one painting. Click onto the image for a larger view.
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