Sails from Charles Street
“This is how I start a canvas,” Lovely explains, “with darkest darks as a foundation creating the abstraction in trees. That’s the layer of blue. Then add yellow, then red – that’s how I paint fast to simplify things.” In this case, she kept it there. Simple but bold, broad, loud strokes create a sound scaffolding for the soft and billowing sails of a Boston waterway. Suggesting a breezy movement of watercraft, the stunning pairing breaks through as an “abstraction in the trees,” in the artist’s words, as seen from the vantage point of a viewer tucked under the arbor of green on the bank of the Charles River.
Dimensions: 16H x 20W | Medium: Oil on Canvas