Maine: Another Day, Another Red House
We returned to Marshall Point on Thursday. Again Bob was very kind to allow us the use of his place. I wanted to return to the red house a few houses down and paint it. I was fortunate to meet the owners who were there cleaning and airing the place out. We talked for a short while and they gave me a tour inside. I was thrilled because I really liked this place and it was a coincidence that I happened upon the chance to see it from the inside. I also showed Scott & Margaret the original painting I did a few days earlier – “Mainely for Vacation”.
Scott told me what he knew about the house. It is his father’s house and he is not sure how old it is but does not it existed in the 30’s. He said it is called “The Spruce” but he and Margaret call it “The Spruces” which they say was the original name.
The painting is only in its initial stage but you can see very well how a watercolor is blocked in. My drawing is visible here and it will most likely disappear as the painting is filled in. This is a nice build up for the painting and the whites of the paper are actually creating planes and thus a sense of space.
It will be important to keep many of the whites to allow a sense of light.
The day was very foggy and I worked [to be continued after Monhegan!]
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- August 1, 2008 / 6:54 am