Monday, April 24, 2017

Waiting on the Wife


   I took the pic for this painting at a small historic town on an island off Cape Coral, FL. The name is Matlacha  or Mat Lashay as we know it. Basically,  its very old, small fishing cottages that have been painted bright colors and turned into restaurants, tchotchke and art stores. It was a fishing village until the early 1990's when a ban on gill net fishing went into effect. One night the fishermen set fire to their boats after shooting holes in them in protest of the ban. The fire was seen all the way to Ft. Myers. That was the end of commercial fishing in Matlacha.
   This was an experiment on canvas on cardboard. Trying to stay loose, use more color, think less, dive right in. I liked it.  It's also bigger than I usually paint. I'm starting another one today.

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