I recently went back to my earlier themes of boats and wharves and abandoned houses.
I just finished this piece called “Down Below”
24″ by 30″ Oil on panel
On the heels of the destruction of Quinnipiac in St. John’s, I have decided to work on preserving, in images, those buildings which need our attention and care. I have been painting heritage homes for many years, including the Barbour House in 2006. Fortunately, people had the foresight to preserve that structure.
One of the values of art is the ability to aesthetically reconstruct threatened or lost artifacts, so that people may share in the grandeur of these treasures.
I was fortunate to have the front page of the local paper here.
After looking at my painting throughout the last day I saw some things I wanted to change. I think I am finally happy with it. Here is the full series. I can’t say I am finished yet though.