Greetings! I’d like to share with you one of John Stermer’s nautical themed paintings. Titled Rockport House (Inv # S-18), it is a small painting done in oil and on linen.
Even though it is small, it has a presence. Perhaps that is because of the thick impasto application of the paint. Also, Rockport House has strong value (light-v-dark) contrast and line work.
The painting refers to Rockport, Maine. Though I am not sure when this work was painted, Dad did take the occasional trip to Maine, especially in his younger days as an art student. I remember him taking a trip back to the east coast of the United States and going up to Maine. This was perhaps in the late 70s. He went to visit a friend and patron.
In any case, I hope you enjoy Rockport House.