Monday, October 29, 2012

"Hurricane Sandy South Coast Massachusetts" Watercolor 12" x 18"

While the storm was raging outside I was raging inside.  I let myself go on this one. While I was painting I could hear the wind roaring outdoors  and could see the trees bending from my studio window.
  This painting sort of morphed from me watching the television broadcasts of the storms effect on the local seacoast. Now almost 7:00 PM and the winds are beginning to slow down a bit?  Lucky we didn't lose power.
Hope all are safe.
Michael

22 comments:

  1. I can't think of a better way to wait out the storm. Stay safe, my friend.

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    1. Hi Kim!
      So very nice to hear from you.
      Storm is over and we are fine! Thank goodness!
      Our thoughts are with residents of New York and New Jersey!
      Paint on!
      Michael

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  2. Yessir--that imagery looks fierce. Hoping you've been through the worst of it and all returns to normal asap! Great painting!

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    1. Good morning Celeste,
      All set here. Storm is over and we are fine. Thank goodness! Great tension!
      Hope things get better soon for rest of East Coast. Especially New York and New Jersey!
      Thanks for your well wishes and very kind comments on my art. I appreciate it all very much.
      Take care.
      Your art buddy!
      Keep on painting.
      Michael

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  3. You really captured the feeling of the storm! I'm glad you didn't lose power and are safe!

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    1. Hello Laurel!
      Thank you so very much for your wonderful comments on my little painting!
      It was pretty wild going up here for sometime! Storm is over and we are safe. Never lost power which was a huge surprise!
      My thoughts and prayers are with rest of East Coast residents. Especially New York and New Jersey!
      Again, thanks.
      Michael

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  4. Michael, this painting is a perfect depiction of a storm. Great job! Hope that all is well!

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    1. Hello Nancy!
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment.
      All is very well where we are. We were very fortunate. Thank you.
      Like everyone our hearts go out to everyone in NYC and New Jersey!
      MIchael

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  5. Hi Michael,
    Glad to hear you folks in Massachusetts are safe.
    I guess with all that water you had to do a watercolor and not an oil of the storm. And a turbulent one is, I can see the upheaval you must have been reacting to, nice job. Sometimes the best ones are those done in direct response to (an event like this). Direct stimuli, a great record of your visceral reaction.

    Dry out and keep painting...

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    1. Hello David,
      So very good to hear from you.
      Thank you. We were very lucky. Compared to other parts of East Coast we did very well. Feel so bad for residents of New York and New Jersey!
      Thanks for you great comments. You are right about the motivation of current events on making art!
      Thanks for your support.
      Your East Coast Art Buddy!
      Michael

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  6. Ciao Michael,
    la furia devastante c'è tutta e il tuo lavoro è come uno "sballo" (spero si capisca nella traduzione ma non trovo altre parole), molto bello...
    Dispiace solo pensare ai disastri che la natura purtroppo ha portato...
    Ciao, ciao, a presto,Floriana

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    1. Ciao My Friend Floriana!
      It is always wonderful to hear from you. You have great insight. Your comments always make me appreciate art and the process of making art so much more!
      Take care.
      Your good friend,
      Michael

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  7. Michael I remembered a lot about you. Every time I heard of the storm. I'm glad you're safe. Nature is always stronger than we. With art represent it. We try to understand. Your work is a way of understanding nature.
    Your friend in Spain
    Ricardo

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    1. Hola Ricardo!
      It is so very good to hear from you.
      Thank you for your concern. So many Americans on the East Coast of the United States are hurting right now. It is very sad.
      I agree with you. Art is so very important to me. We understand and interpret nature through our art.
      Gracias amigo.
      Your good USA art friend,
      Michael aka Miguel

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  8. Michael, this is an interesting process - your response to the broadcasts and I'm betting this was also fueled by your affinity for the ocean - I went to Nantasket today and the waves were huge - can't imagine that they were even bigger yesterday. I also like your use of watercolor too. . . .

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    1. Lisa,
      So very good to hear from you! I am so glad you are okay and you made it through the storm.
      It certainly was an interesting process. I was trying to interpret the television images as they were zooming across the screen. You are so right. I love, love, love the ocean. For some reason the wild turbulent seas greatly attract me.
      I am glad you got down to Nantasket Beach. I bet the waves were more than awesome.
      Thanks Lisa.
      Your Art Buddy Michael

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  9. Glad you're safe. The destruction was scary. Your painting is both a bit scary and a lot beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Shirley. Going through the storm was very scary. Most of us in the south coast of Massachusetts were very lucky. Compared to our neighbors in NYC and New Jersey we were very fortunate. I love your observation about my painting. Thank you. For some reason I love the beauty of the sea when it is in its wildest stages. Odd that something can be beautiful and so scary and dangerous.
      Best wishes to everyone in New York and New Jersey. Everywhere!
      Michael

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  10. Wonderful job! This is filled with energy!!!

    Thanks for you concern. We are slowly getting things back to some semblance of normal, but there are so many people who have lots so much. My heart goes out to them.

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    1. Joan,
      I am so glad you are well. The people all over the US support everyone in New York, New Jersey, and the entire East Coast. Compared to you we were very lucky. All of us in Massachusetts are sending money to the Red Cross and urge everyone else to do the same.
      Making art is so meaningful to all of us as artists! I think it helps us deal with the many great challenges we face on a daily basis.
      Hang in there. Many, many people care.
      Take care Joan and keep painting.
      Michel

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  11. Michael - this is truely a great painting - you have captured the fury and the wind with this vibrant swirling composition. Glad you weathered the storm and found inspiration in the vagaries of Mother Nature.

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  12. Susan!
    It is always wonderful to hear from you! I appreciate all your wonderful comments about my work. Especially because I have such high respect for you as an artist!
    I am happy you mentioned me capturing the "vibrant swirling" wind. I love to paint storms! I love the movement, drama, excitement and so much more of storms. It is amazing and maybe a bit odd to find beauty in something that can be so violent and dangerous. My heart goes out to everyone in NYC and New Jersey!
    Take care.
    Michael

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