this is a painting loosely based on many sunrises i’ve witnessed on the maine coast during our annual family camping trips. the color is exuberant while the piece itself is fairly quiet. it has an interesting feel because i’ve reversed the impasto and flat color field of the sky, as it is mirrored in the water. i enjoy painting mirrored images because they are nice metaphors for the work the painting does in showing my point of view. i suppose it is revealing that i am always drawn to both waterlines. the one that marks the soft infinite of the horizon and the one hidden in the shadows of the weeds are somehow more appealing to me than the stuff in between.