The tides sweeps the dinghy out to the end of its painter, where it makes gentle looping motions in the current. First one way, then the other. Waiting for an adventure.
The tide comes, the dinghy swings one way on its mooring. The tide goes, it swings the other way. I could watch this for a long time!
And I did, while I sought to capture the colors of the boat and the water under an autumn sky in coastal Maine. I painted rapidly, using a palette knife, in a lively breeze and changing light conditions.The hull called for viridian, a favorite color but one that can be over-persuasive if I’m not paying attention.
To some people the dinghy represents freedom; it seems to beckon, as if it’s available for a quick getaway if the need arises. Maybe to go fishing! This little boat is a means for getting out on the water, perhaps to the larger boat that’s on its separate mooring farther out.
[Item number 4619]
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