beach at Cape Cod near the Crosby house
For several weeks I've tried to finish this painting, but I stop. I like the simplicity and the power in the sky. You can tell from the sketch below, done on site, that the sky indeed was fast-moving, dark, forceful.
Milton Avery often painted beaches and the sea in Maine, and he simplifies. His paintings are wonderful, and often large (but not huge). Here is one:
Milton Avery painting
Sally Michel Avery also does wonderful paintings. They both painted during a long lifetime together. Here is a painting by Sally:
Sally Michel Avery painting
Mark Rothko has credited Milton Avery as being influential to him. The history and stories and visual conversations of painters and among painters is fun for me. You too?