Lyman in the Sunlight

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I was inspired to do this painting when I was in Rockport Ontario on the St. Lawrence River. I drive there from my cottage nearly a mile away. Glancing to my left, the strong cast shadows and bright sun at the top of the hill got my attention. Painters spend much of their time looking and seeing, always thinking about that next painting. There were cars parks by the barn, but I chose to swap them for the antique Lyman on a trailer. It’s not unusual to see boats on the roadside in this little village. I felt the scene was quite dramatic, leading me to work rather dark to let the sun cast light show.

I have another image on this site called Entering Rockport. That view is from the hilltop looking out towards the river. Its interesting to see the different vantage points.

This original is pre-drawn with permanent ink on Arches 140lb CP, followed with watercolor. The paper is mounted on a panel, varnished and framed with a natural pine float frame as shown below. Over all dimensions are 13-1/2 x 20-1/2.

I must say, these photos don’t do the painting justice. There will not be any prints of this painting. Buy this original and you have the only one in existence.