Friday, July 16, 2010

Murmur of Twilight in Sanford Cove

Inside Holkham Bay, we anchored in 40' water and watched the fog roll in and out, the clouds sitting on and then lifting off the hills. I fell in love with the light and the softness of the values here.

I'll post again with some photos of this amazing place. Freshly calved icebergs from Dawes Glacier in Endicott Arm and South Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm floated nearby as they were pushed and pulled with the tides.

I've been thinking a lot about how paintings are different from photographs. People have argued a lot of positions on this subject and I am curious to hear your thoughts. I want my plein air paintings to describe not only what I saw but how I felt about it.

3 comments:

SamArtDog said...

Put some of those baby bergs in a tall cool one for me! Yes, paintings are different from photographs. But your choice of which photos to take also describes some of what you feel. As beautiful as this painting is, I can't wait to see them, too.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

That's true about photos. See what you think when you look at mine!

Carrie H. said...

I'm going back through all your posts for the last month and savoring them slowly now. I was in such a hurry for all the new paintings and photos I wasn't spending enough time on details. What a wonderful ride. That journal will be a wonderful treasure for the first grand kid.