Very nice study, Casey - I like the sense of light and the gentle motion of the water here, as well as the softly defined meeting of water and distant buildings.
Hey Casey - nice to meet you and find your blogs. Great work!
Hi, Laurel. Thanks for the compliment and the visit.Hi, Brian. I appreciate your view. It took me 6 hours to get back to your comment! Internet foibles.
Very interesting to see you tackle this - for you - unusual subject. I know you said you were uncomfortable with it and I think this may be due to the traghetto being in quite deep perspective which runs contrary to your normal flattening of forms. But what do I know?
Thanks for searching this one out - that's a compliment. I can't even pronounce traghetto, and now I'm painting one.I am under the heavy influence of Wolf Kahn, who said in an interview in the Brooklyn Rail a few years ago that he eschewed perspective like all good modernists, but not always. That really got me thinking. The thing I like about perspective is the beauty, and especially the beauty of aerial perspective, which van Gogh pointed out one time.So, I agree with your astute observation. It is queer of me to paint some perspectives. The other funny thing for me is the hard realism of the object (boat) and I even stood it out with some drama.What fun.
Thought I'd pop back for a language lesson ;0) In Italian each letter is pronounced, but to make the "g" hard in "traghetto", the "h" is introduced. So -- "trag-hetto". But I should point out that I paint better than I speak Italian.
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