The photographic inspiration for this painting came from Cindy Sherman’s “ten acre parcel of heaven” as seen in this December’s issue of Architectural Digest. Over the years I have spent a fair amount of time on the east end of Long Island visiting my in-laws at their summer home in Southold, NY. I love to take the ferry from New London, CT to Orient Point, NY. It is such a fantastic voyage and a great way to avoid traffic. The North Fork is much quieter than the busier Hamptons on the South Fork and I was surprised to see that this peaceful scene is set in Springs, NY, which was once home to the likes of Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner and Willem de Kooning. I loved the way the golden light plays in the foreground and how it washes the buildings across the harbor.
Original Artwork by Cynthia McLoughlin