Wednesday, January 16, 2008
This little painting was inspired by the photo taken on the very moist day in January. The Edna Mae fishing boat was heading out for a night of fishing. I love the Edna Mae for many reasons, but mostly because at Christmas time they string lights all over the boat while it's docked, and put a big cheesy Santa on the top. Tiverton's version of the Macy's windows :). I love it when people have fun.
This blog is all about little Gould Island, which is the first thing I see every morning, here in Rhode Island on the Sakonnet River. Maybe there are prettier islands, certainly larger, or more hospitable islands, but this little scrap of land inspires peace in me as it soaks up the sun, peeks out from the fog, silently lies under a snowfall, and stands up to roaring wind day by day here.
This will be my big project for this year. To paint, sketch, photograph and write about this small scrap of geography, exploring its' personality (and actually never setting foot on it!).