Being There
Being There

Being There

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A peaceful, fleeting, memorable, quiet, engaging, noteworthy, ethereal, early-morning moment at Boston Harbor, 05-21-22. Fog (almost) as thick as goddamn clam chowder. Accept the moment and appreciate the now.

My working title for this was "Six Boats" which, while descriptive enough, rates low in je-ne-sais-quoi. "Here and Now" is fitting. And "From Here to Eternity" (after the WWII movie) was a contender, too, but seems pretentious for this composition. This print has a background of smooth, warm, sepia tones. The boats are painted soft shades of red, blue, yellow, green, blue, and gold. The colors are intended to lean somewhat subtle in the print; they may appear stronger as jpegs on monitors.

An early method of colorizing black and white photos was to apply oil paints directly photographs. Spread thinly and carefully, the paints deposited translucent hues, and the black and white emulsion provided the values or shading. Portrait photographers added skin tones and rosey cheeks with methods like that. In this piece, to paint the boats, I imitated that method with modern digital techniques.

This print is smaller than other other prints on the site. Priced as loose print. For black gallery framing, please inquire. 


  • Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Image Size: 6 x 8 inches
  • Margins: about 1.25 inches
  • Paper: 100% cotton rag paper. Archival grade. Matte.
  • Edition of 15 prints.
  • Date: 2022