On the Road to Chatham Light
Watercolor and Casein on Whatman Watercolor Board
24" x 30"

Many years ago, Yankee Magazine ran a feature on Cape Cod, featuring the incomparable town of Chatham at the Cape’s elbow. Natives’ Mercedes sedans and BMWs frequently sport bumper stickers describing Chatham as “a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem.” Instead of the usual photo of the iconic Lighthouse, Yankee ran an image of the road on the way to that outermost point. The small café is dwarfed by the tall columns of the antique shop. Brilliant sunlight splashes the white facades of the buildings in that special glow known as “Cape Light”. In this painting, I used the combination of transparent watercolor for the sunlit spots and opaque casein for the areas in shadow.