Da Capo

TM9023 Da Capo 36×40 oil on panel

It’s a process of discovery and rediscovery. The first time I paint a place, I’m learning how to translate it into two dimensions, but every subsequent painting becomes more of an investigation into the spirit of the place and the effect it has on me. Da Capo (which means from the beginning) is my repainting of a familiar beach. In fact, it echoes one of my earliest seascapes. The fog bank brings a quiet, almost melancholy light to the painting, alleviated by hints of blue sky and sunlight skimming the tops of the bank as it breaks up. Da Capo also refers to the painting’s primal subject, for in the beginning god created waters…..

TM9023 Da Capo – close-up from lower right showing sand and foam

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