On his painting of Gulf Hagas, Joel writes, “Gulf Hagas required a long walk to get to the site. It is a deep gorge, so in the afternoon the light gets down onto one side, and in the morning the other side. So I did sketches and photographed one afternoon and returned the next morning because I wanted to get some light on both sides of the painting. As I was sketching about 11 AM, the light suddenly began to stream down through the tree at the right of the gap, and capturing that effect became the aim of the picture.”
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Collection of the artist
(top stretcher) Joel M. Babb / Gulf Hagas, MAINE / 2011
Illustrated on page 13 of the Vose Galleries exhibition catalogue
Lyric Suite: An Easel in the Landscape, New Works by Joel Babb, Vose Galleries, Boston, October 9 – November 17, 2012