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Newport Beach

Volume 7, Issue 98  |  December 9, 2022

Capturing iconic Newport Beach and beyond: covered bridge 22, New Hampshire, Conn.

Capturing iconic Newport Beach covered bridge22

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Artwork by Don Krotee

When painting an important or iconic scene or subject, there is often a quandary, in the mind of the viewer, and the painter, related to how much visual information is required to identify the subject. In the mind of every artist, there is always a running debate as to “what to leave in and what to leave out,” to achieve the best possible composition. As in the case of covered bridges in New England, you might not even be concerned. But, if you were interested, you may know, that there is a list and many of the bridges are on the National Register of Historic Places. The reference photo was taken by a relative of the artist and the painting has a strong likeness to the photo. This painting was done as part of a June, 30 x 30 challenge wherein 30 paintings were made in 30 days. The painting is a Fabriano 140# quarter sheet of 22” x 30.”        


Don Krotee is a 36-year resident of Newport Beach, a member of the 2000 General Plan Advisory Committee, a Corona del Mar Residents Association member, the founder of Newport Heights Improvement Association and a board member of SPON. Krotee lives in Corona del Mar, is an architect, a sailor and a fine artist who has been drawing and painting from an early age. He provides Stu News color prints of his original drawings and paintings from iconic Newport Beach and around the world.

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