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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Two Sketches From Cape Cod

Abandoned 4 x 6" graphite on paper ©2011 Katherine Kean

There is a lot to see, draw, and paint, in and around Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I came back with some ideas from a visit there last summer that I'm now having the opportunity to flesh out.

This first drawing is of an abandoned island on the Canal. Even though it was a pleasant, sunny day, this island managed to have it's own cloud and give a mysterious impression. The island was abandoned after the property was vandalized and is now for sale. From my perspective it didn't seem very far from land, but one would still need a boat to come and go.

Dune Grasses - House 4 x 6" graphite on paper 
©2011 Katherine Kean

This view had a decidedly Hopper/Wyeth feeling to it, if that's even possible. I have an underpainting started on this one. It'll be interesting to see where it goes.

6 comments:

Cindi said...

I like them Katherine. I have never been to Cape Cod. You'd think living in New England my whole life I should have been there at least once by now. You do very beautiful and dramatic work.

.mosa said...

beautiful, well done Katherine

Jean Spitzer said...

The second is even spookier than the first: Hopper/Wyeth is perfect.

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Cindi,

Thank you. I've seen that happen a lot. I think it has something to do with the feeling that you can go anytime to a place if it is relatively nearby, so it gets put off.

That said - I urge you to go sometime!

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Mosa - thank you!

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Jean,

I see what you mean. Now how did that happen?