This ferry painting is the third in a series on Block Island, Rhode Island.
I plan on painting most of the buildings in Old Harbor.
Here is the progression of the ferry over the last three days:
I wrote quite a bit on the ferry, so if you are interested, check the last three days of posts.
I was wondering if any of you wondered about the background I chose?
Were some of you thinking, why would somebody paint such an over-the-top sky? It’s almost ridiculous!
Well yeah, it probably does look ridiculous to some, but if you’ve been to Block Island, then you know what dusk looks like on the island. Here are some of my sunset photos spanning the last decade. All of them have the same thing in common,
Pink, blue, & purple.
What’s awesome, is this is a daily occurrence! A daily phenomena! A daily miracle!
It’s one of the first things I think of when I think of the island and that’s why I painted it that way.
So, call my backgrounds over-the-top, maybe even strange, but for those of us who have been there, who have seen the sunsets with our own eyes, it makes perfect sense.