Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Painting Water & Light
On a recent vacation to the Trelawny Parish of Jamaica, I continued my exploration painting water and sky. "The Color of Light" the title given to a 2008 Winslow Homer exhibit at the Art Institute came to mind in making these paintings. The clear reflective water of Jamaica seemed particularly expressive of the bright sunshine and billowy clouds. Not only that, the experience called to mind the beautiful paintings that Homer himself made on visits to the Bahamas, Cuba, and Bermuda. Homer who loved to fish and paint out of doors, took to wintering in the tropics starting in 1884. For me, it was a delight to spend many hours on the beach, alternatively painting, reading, dipping in the water, and napping. Check back next week to see another painting in the series.