Lobster Pot, Provincetown, Mass

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Lobster Pot, Provincetown, Mass

I’ve been to Provincetown many times, but my favorite trips were with Mary Anna Goetz in her week-long landscape painting workshops. We hit all the great spots for painters, but strangely enough, I kept gravitating back to the center of town to snap photos of this iconic neon-rich restaurant The Lobster Pot! My favorite photo was taken on my iPhone at dusk and it was moody and blurry and very colorful! As one of my most recent paintings, I have to say the moodiness and the bright colors, the enigmatic people moving in all directions are my favorite things about this piece. It represents a real departure for me as an artist, from the more exacting hard edged work – something I hope to do more of in the future.

As to the history of The Lobster Pot, I wish I could find more to say. They don’t tell you much on their website other than they have been in business for over 35 years. I found lots of old photos of the place in the 50’s and 60’s that were great! Kudos to the designer of the signs! Once again, these are the graphics that light up my life!

Oil on canvas, 40×40″

Giclee prints available for purchase here.

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