08 March 2009
My long lost twin?
Oil on canvas sheet 2 of 3
I actually tried to post these last year but was completely frustrated by my inability to put up the whole triptych. These were inspired by the marshland on the northern coast of Massachusetts in combination with some freshwater marsh areas in Littleton, MA. They were done shortly after I made the switch from acrylic to water-mixable oils so I was getting to know a new medium.
The reason I'm posting them now is that I recently found Dick Rink, a Nederlander painter who might be my long lost twin. Look at his painting by clicking on his name. It was done halfway across the globe on February 15! I love looking at his painting and think it's a finer job than my effort, but for me it evokes the same feeling and makes me feel a connection to him. He saw what I saw, and wanted to capture it. Maybe this is as common as dirt, but it hadn't really happened to me before. Anyone else?