I painted this small landscape (islandscape?) during my week's stay on Peaks Island, Maine this past summer. I remember that I'd been frustrated with the painting, thinking it fell short in capturing the charm and beauty of the small island house in shadow, encircled by the sparkling blue of the Casco Bay.
But as sometimes happens, time passes, and I now find that this older work has a certain something that I like. Painting can't compete with nature, but it can have its own independent charm, if you know what I mean.