Sunday, February 19, 2012


"September Squall Over Mt. Desert", Oil on Linen 28" x 44".

For years I have wanted to paint the view from Islesford to Mt. Desert.  I had an exciting time last fall painting on Islesford.  One day it was very blustery and all of a sudden the sky started to darken and this wild squall descended upon us.  I wanted to capture the squall as it moved in on this glorious day.  In minutes everything was grey and wet.  Below is my initial block in.

Initial Block In
Second Stage

Third Stage
In the sky I wanted to capture the layers of atmosphere and the way the clouds spilled over from one to another. It was a bit of a balance between the impending storm and the gorgeous day that was diminishing every second.

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