I've been experimenting with small painted sketches, working out different ideas for subjects including utilizing differently cropped perspectives which keeps the subject focused yet implies a lot of distance outside of the view.
This scene was taken from an on location watercolor I completed a few summers ago in Eastport, ME. I was struck by the play of shadows on the sunlight face of an abandoned factory just off main street.
As a student of history, I could just imagine the harbor filled with three and four masted schooners in its heyday and I decided to alter the pattern of the shadows on the factory to represent that history.
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