The Surf is Cranking Up


“A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I’ve been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light,” Matisse wrote. In the following century, that became the major mantra of painters: we’re not painting objects, we’re painting light.

That’s great as long as the light cooperates, but the weather at Cape Ann Plein Air (CAPA) has been one of morose and glowering skies. But cranky seas and skies are very much a part of the maritime tradition of Gloucester and Maine, as evidenced by so many of Winslow Homer’s paintings.


The Surf is Cranking Up is 8×16, on archival canvasboard, in an elegant, hand-made plein air frame.

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