Looking at this painting, the recent heat wave made me think how refreshing it is to stand in the water on a hot day. This 1990 painting is near a fishing market in Cancun, Mexico. Paul was on shore purchasing fresh Mahi-mahi for dinner while I photographed this scene.
The docks, water and buildings create several horizontal bands in this painting. Notice how the placement of the buildings and figures along the horizontals are arranged diagonally to each other. Visually, diagonals suggest movement and add to the feeling of activity in this piece.
Please check out my Calendar page. There are several upcoming art events- open to the public for you to enjoy including the 29th Annual Red River Watercolor Society National Watermedia Exhibition that just opened yesterday at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. There you will see fifty fascinating watermedia paintings by artists from all over the country.