"Sunset Over Newport Harbor" is a brand new 30"x40" painting I finished last week.
I took this photograph of Newport Harbor Light on Goat Island last year on our ferry ride back from Block Island, after hurting my back and having to scrap our plans of sailing Mike's boat home. At the time I was so disappointed that we didn't sail back, but entering the harbor right at sunset on the ferry (versus after dark in the sailboat) allowed me to get this perfect photograph. Large paintings like this require an immense amount of paper material to create all their layers, so for about three months I've been setting aside material for this one - a 1970's nautical map of Narragansett Bay, fish encyclopedias, letters to and from Newport, marine newspapers and some perfectly patina'ed book pages - and it all came together pretty perfectly. It's available in my shop and is on display at the SoWa Market every Sunday if you'd like to come give it a look in person.