• Day 197 "After Fitzgerald" marker 6 x 9

    9 days ago - By Jody Regan

    I was thinking about Monhegan Island today, and looked up artist, James Fitzgerald. His work is so powerfully designed. Here is an example, "Frank Pierce, A Fisherman of Monhegan", oil, 1944, 17 x 23. Look at the activity in this painting, it is roiling with the action of those gulls swarming about the fisherman's table. The gulls are tied together so well, with beautiful Manana Island as their backdrop. I did a quick sketch of the design in marker, only darkening Manana in the back. Look how some aspect of each gull is aimed at the fish we can not see Frank Pierce cutting, but we know...
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