Monday, June 26, 2017

The Docking Pier

Like a crammed parking lot these boats packed the pier to wait for the next day’s fishing excursion. But within the jumble of shapes and colors and textural reflections I saw a painting, especially due to the center of interest: the yellow boat. I thought, how refreshing, a fisherman with an appreciation for color. It stood out from the group like a beacon, and added a highlight of color against an otherwise shadowy, blue backdrop. The Coast Guard couldn’t miss this one if it were lost at sea. That aside, this scene also has strong composition. Though I did some rearranging, the boats are pretty-much as they were situated… bigger ones in back, smaller ones in front, all curving around the pier.

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