Docked In Friendship

painting and text by Colin Page


I spent the day painting in Friendship last week and was happy to have this lobster boat park himself right in front of what I wanted to paint. I did check with the lobsterman to make sure he wasn’t just tempting me with a fun scene before driving off as soon as I committed to a composition. He told me the boat would be there till 5 am and I could paint all through the night if I wanted to. This is a 32″ square painting, and I did much of the work on site. But I did have a few things to clean up and organize when I got home. One thing I sometimes have to take care of when I get home is straightening out some lines and cleaning up some muddy colors.