Roland E. Stevens III
20" x 30" - Watercolor
"Bottoms Up" was a plein air Maine Lobster boat watercolor which was quickly sketched and washes applied in those areas of moving tides. Boat position was important and low tide stuff blocked out, then background dock and islands painted to create the overall composition. I was painting on Great Spruce Head Island in Penobscot Bay one summer with 10 other artists and my friend Tom, the caretaker who set out lobster traps every day.