Scarborough Beach, 2009, oil on linen, 14 x 17 inches
I feel relieved that I finally finished a painting. I got in the habit this year of starting paintings and setting them aside after a couple of weeks of work. This landscape was starting to go on that direction but after coming along so far there was no way I could stop working on it. I painted this from a photo I took last year in Maine. Working on plein air paintings this summer helped me tremendously with this landscape. Everything that I learned out in the field I brought to the studio and put it to practice as if I was painting outdoor. Now all I have to do is finish the other four paintings I stopped work on.