I was looking for an idea for my next piece. My daughter Izzy rifled through an old box of notebooks one day and left one open, on the floor, with the page open with these sketches. I used them in a painting called sundial.
I wanted to work on a project relating to New England history. This painting is based on some historical prints of a "Nantucket Sleigh Ride" This is when a whale boat is dragged up to 23 miles an hour by a speared whale.
I almost did this painting in black and white (pen and ink) but decided to add some color to it.
There was a weird used book store across from a suburban apartment I used to live in . It looked like a barn, and eventually during a snow fall myself and my daughter wandered around the store. Iz ran around like a maniac. I found a cool book of arial photos of Egypt. I based a painting on it which I will put on my next post.