by Janet Glatz
Art is all in the eye of the beholder, or so I'm beginning to take pretty seriously. The above piece is my newest--a local spot that had escaped me until recently when my husband and I made a trip there.
I fell in love with the architecture of the lighthouse and knew I would go home and paint it. So I took some reference shots and here it is. I absolutely adore this painting. For its simplicity; for its feeling of isolation; for its graphic accuracy.
So when I posted it on Facebook, I was surprised to find that, though it got a lot of likes and hearts, it got very few comments, such as "Wow. That is beautiful," and the like. I gotta say, I am puzzled by this.
Perhaps my fan base is more used to a liberal use of color. Perhaps they wanted more detail in the rocky little island. For whatever reason, their responses disappointed me.
To me, Cuckold Light is gorgeous. I will hang it proudly on my wall if it doesn't sell. The first show it will be offered at is York, Maine, which is quite a distance from the mid coast location of this lighthouse. We shall see how people like it there. I'll let you know.