“Dockside, Belfast Harbor, Maine”

Dockside, Belfast Harbor, Maine”, by Robert Leedy, 2002, watercolor on Arches Hot Press paper, Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Homer H. Humphries, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
“Dockside, Belfast Harbor, Maine”,
by Robert Leedy, 2002,
watercolor on Arches Hot Press paper,
13 x 19 in.,
Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Homer H. Humphries, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Belfast, Maine is a typical working class town with an Edward Hopperesque Main Street and colorful harbor. It is full of visual material for painting.

Like a lot of my successful paintings, this one started out really bad and I was quite ready to abandon it early on. Somehow I stuck with it and it slowly came together.

I remember the weather couldn’t have been more perfect that day; a front came through a few nights before and cleared the sky leaving us Caribbean-like light.

Since arriving from Paris, I had a craving for a REAL American hamburger. For lunch that day, I found a diner on Main Street and ordered a cheeseburger and fries. My fix was very satisfied! I think that helped my mindset tremendously and my painting improved that afternoon…


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