By John A. Morrow
Date of issue- February 11, 2010
Number in edition- 500 / 50 AP
Frame size- 16×20
Paper- Epson Matt
Printed by HMS Fine Art
Giclee print with pigmented inks
One afternoon while hiking the backside of Monhegan Island, I encountered a man painting the surf and cliffs. I sat and watched him from a distance for awhile. On his left was the 160 massive rock called White Head on his right the ocean disappeared into the horizon. The figure appeared dwarfed against the mass of nature’s elements yet he appeared to stand brave and determined in his task like a soldier marching to war.
For most of my life I painted in a tight and detailed style. Occasionally I will break from that, especially when I do plein air. When I started this painting I chose to do everything except the painting on the easel in a loose impressionistic manner and the painting within this painting in a tight detailed style. The loose part of the painting is in oil and the tight little painting is in acrylic.