Lyman’s Return

Original acrylic by Peter Ferber


28 x 16 inches, 31 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches framed size

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I was with friends this spring who had offered to take me out to get some needed shots for this year’s boat poster. It was a beautiful late afternoon–one of the first nice warm days in May, so there had to be a little mixing of business with fishing! We were successful on both counts. (The rainbow trout may make it into another painting some day.) At that point we headed home, and this is the view I had. This is looking out thru the entrance to Winter Harbor. The sunset that evening was nice, but not painting-worthy–there were not enough clouds to make it interesting–so I found another sky from my archive to use. I love how the light hits the wake in various ways, and it was fun sorting out how the sky reflected in the water. Basically I repeated the colors in the sky in the water surface, softly blending into one another, then I added the ripples on top of that. This outing was a great way to start off the boating season. I only wish I could share the swoosh of the wake, the low rumble of the engine and the smell of the mahogany! – Peter Ferber