One of the reasons I love the New England coast is its topographical variety. Up, down, around, in, out, over, under... the foreground and background constantly shifting in their relation to one another, providing a myriad of exciting views.
Remember all those Hanna- Barbera cartoons where the Flintstones, for example, were driving in their car, and the background was zooming by? The foreground was moving at a different pace than the background and conveying speed. I was fascinated by that relationship of the front and back when I was a child. Still fascinating.
"Over view" is a painting from up behind the Monhegan schoolhouse, looking out at Manana and the mainland 10 miles distant. Walking along Monhegan's coast provides that same fascination. Every couple of steps provides an entirely new arrangement of foreground to background. So exciting.
Thanks for looking. Feel free to comment and to share.
Oh, and here's the Flintstones opening segment. It'll all come flooding back to you.
"Flintstones, meet the Flintstones..."