In the Channel, 6×8 watercolor
The channel in the harbor at Cape Porpoise is so narrow the lobster boats have to moor in a line. Its only deep enough in one area to moor a boat at low tide.
Boats and Traps, 6×8, watercolor
In Cape Porpoise harbor there are all these floating docks with lobster traps stacked on them. Some of the docks have little houses on them.
Rocky Island, 6×8 watercolor
The harbor at Cape Porpoise is edged with all these islands of various sizes. This little one is right across from the docks.
Lobster Shacks, 6×8 Watercolor
This little row of lobster shacks sits on the west side of the harbor in Cape Porpoise. They are sort of rickety and faded. Very charming buildings sitting high on stilts at low tide.
Lobster Boat & Fish Shacks, 6×8, watercolor
All along the narrow inlet there are fish shacks in Cape Porpoise, Maine. Some of them look like they have been there for a very long time.
Dinghys, 6×8 Watercolor
When everyone is back in after a day of fishing the docks are crowded with all their little row boats.
Cape Porpoise Lobster Boat 6×8 watercolor 98 lb aquarelle
There is a narrow deep channel in the harbor at Cape Porpoise. All the boats line up in channel. Sunset is a beautiful time there.
I’m looking through all my sketch books and using them as the starting point for paintings… trying out some new approaches to handling oil paint. I’m in this place where I like sketches more than “finished” paintings… will this lead to “looser” paintings ? Which of course require more thought…We will see where this goes…
Looking west across the cove in Cape Porpoise you can see a street with these old fish shacks. I parked my car on the edge of the clam flats, sat down on the rocks, opened my sketch book and did a bunch of quick sketches.
6×8 Cool Gray marker & watercolor on Aquarelle 90 lb
I have sketch books I travel around with. When I’m setting up to paint I first do a bunch of sketches. This helps me make a decision on what subject & design to paint. I parked my car in a tiny pull-off on the way to the harbor where the clam diggers and kayakers park.
The view across from me to the west was the deep water channel where the lobster boats are moored. Its a great place to see sunsets on the water. This sketch was late in the day. 6×8 Gray marker & watercolor on Fabriano aquarelle.