As a painting, the depth created by the simplification of using atmosphere to blend and simplify distant shapes, gives the place that slightly muffled quality that you find at northern Maine seashores often broken only by the squabbling cry of the gulls.
For me, this painting really wraps together the beauty of the small hard edged shapes with the color palette, composition and tone of the early 20th century landscape painters. I have used this painting as the background for my blog because it feels like it can represent this body of work.
The birds were interestingly the key to bringing the composition to life. I painted and painted and repainted them to get a flock that felt natural and that had the flow I was looking for.
|Bar Harbor Misty Point|