|Maritime Morning - oil on canvas - 24x18 inches|
I made lots of changes to my initial composition, listening to feelings about it as it progressed. I had initially included the Bluenose, but I didn't like the way it was sailing out of the harbour, so I turned it around and had it sailing into the harbour...but then I felt it was not at home...after all, the Bluenose's berth is actually in Lunenburg, so I painted it out completely. I was happier with the space provided once it was gone. I had fun developing the docks and the buildings, I didn't pay much attention to what is actually there...it's not literal, but I dont care. It makes me think of Halifax, and that's what I was after.