Smoke Break by Robert Steinmetz, NWS

Robert Steinmetz
NWS Signature Member
Spruce Head, ME

Artist Statement:
Highlighted in the sun and framed in the dark opening to a building on the working waterfront, an employee takes a "Smoke Break" amid a variety of objects on a pier. A lobster boat anchors the foreground. The overall painting image is a rich mixture of shapes, shades, and shadows animated by a Manganese Blue box and the primary and receding figures.