"Lunchtime at the Marina"
24" x 24" - Oil on canvas
This scene grabbed my attention because it has three important elements which I look for in all of my paintings. First, there are strong value contrasts, which keep the scene from being boring. Secondly, the abstract pattern of the boats and dock provide a strong lead in and moves the eye through the scene. Finally the figures, partially hidden by the shadows of the covered deck, provide a focal point.