Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lights from The Pearl

Lights from The Pearl
in twilight of the restaurant on pilings over the harbor in Rockland, Maine
on September 13 2014, sketched on September 21, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Photo using a very slow shutter speed with camera painting motion 
in the twilight of light reflections from The Pearl restaurant built on pilings 
over the harbor at Rockland, Maine on September 13, 2014
Painting . . .
by Bruce McMillan

. . . with my camera,
a brush in motion
as I sweep,
painting pilings lines
dazzling points of lights
reflecting off water
in the twilight
on my digital canvas;

then with my brush
in motion over my paper
watercolor dots of color
as reflections off water,
broad sweeps of twilight sky
 and almost green sea
and dark pilings before
the Pearl takes shape;

painting beyond
photo realism
with camera and brush,
capturing an impression,
an ism of impressionism,
an ism of abstract impressionism,
an ism of minimalism,
an it-is-what-it-is Brucieism.

poem © 2014 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission

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