Summer Porch

Sunday

Here in Maine there are a lot of large old summer homes built in a time when wealthy families had the time to live in them with their servants and children for a few months during the summer. Those times are pretty much gone now and these big old places are getting tired…along with their owners.

Green Lobster Bouy

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A Quiet Rockport Harbor Sunset

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Beware Lighthouses and Lobster Boats

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When we owned an art gallery in Maine it was very usual for painters to bring us their work in hopes we would show it publicly. Often that work would feature landscapes with lighthouses and lobster boats. These subjects were often well painted and attractive but, I almost never exhibited them. Why? Because those subjects was everywhere. Every tourist souvenir shop and postcard rack had those iconic images. 

So my message is simple. When you create art “hit em where they ain’t”. If you insist on doing what everyone else is doing you best be really really good.

Sad Old Age In A Sunny Doorway

This old chair sits in the warm sunshine trying to get used to the idea that it is no longer needed and its family will soon be sending it to the dump.

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Flat Water Transportation

It looks like fun but I’m not sure old guys with bad balance would do this very well.

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A Flower’s Flame

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