9 x 12"
oil on panel
My Mac died a couple of weeks ago. I work on what they call a 'vintage' model. I have to. I run programs from days of yore - ones I built my website on, etc. For about a week, I hunted down a 'vintage' replacement and turned it over to the experts and finally got my working studio back to normal. Happy to report I'm no longer out of sorts.
Meanwhile, I started this painting, working from a laptop screen. It's a slower process but better than nothing while I waited. So, that's where I've been lately.
When I stood in front of Ground Swell by Edward Hopper, I stared for quite a while. What was that buoy doing there? On an otherwise calm, beautiful day, surrounded by a sea of blues, there is this dark, ominous warning of sorts, alerting the people on the small catboat. A sign of imminent danger? Clouds signaling a storm is coming? I looked for an explanation when I had time. Hopper never offered one except - during the time he worked on Ground Swell in 1939, World War II broke out in Europe. I think that explains it.
From the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
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