There’s something to be said for not jumping in too fast to ‘fix’ a plein air piece. You can easily destroy what’s quirky and wonderful about it because to your tired eyes it looks just wrong.
Ask an expert. Even better, look up some Hoppers yourself and try to make an informed guess. After all, art history is for everyone.
I sang scales—creaky, raspy, cat-howl vocal exercises I learned in my youth. They’re especially entertaining when driving through Camden with the windows down.
This is a peculiar life: unpredictable, peripatetic, and often exhausting. Still, it’s a beautiful one, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
It’s a Perfect 10 day. Come to Ocean Park at 5 PM for the “Art in the Park” show and sale. It’s an easy drive from Portland, and you can have ice cream on the beach afterward.
He needed to run down to the tracks. He’d gotten a call that Ed needed to move his car before it was hit by a train.
Augmented reality is what we artists are supposed to be all about, which is why I like Pokémon Go so much.
Hello, July! The maddest, gladdest, busiest time of year on the Maine coast is about to commence.
Two people at this event have commented that I paint like a Group of Seven painter. I’ve been perplexed along with being utterly delighted. Very few non-painters in the US have any idea who these brilliant Canadian painters were. I adore them, not only for their mastery of paint handling and composition, but because their inspiration […]
I sometimes drive down Maine roads and think to myself, “There’s an Edward Hopper house.” It will be sitting atop a rise, surrounded by old trees, paint peeling, nothing much changed since 1930. I never imagined I might stay in a Hopper painting, but here I am. The owner of this rooming house—who might have modeled for Hopper in […]