Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
It's the weekend!
Unless some unnatural force takes over my body , I am taking the weekend off from painting. Canvases need to dry and I need to mull.
My roommate gave me a little table and chair that makes a perfect desk in my room. I've been happily working in my apt. I realized that even though I have a desk in the studio, after painting I need to get out of there and grab some type of people contact.
I've been working at my desk for the last hour and it's wonderful. Painting is filled with isolation and there is only so much of that I can take.
So having said that, the only work I plan on doing this weekend is working on applications at my little desk. Weather permitting, my nonwork stuff this weekend involves the ocean. I'm headed to the beach tomorrow to go swimming because my body has been very twitchy for salt water. Walking at the beach in Sandwich on Monday was only a tease. I need full immersion.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
This morning I enjoyed a wonderful studio visit with a friend who is a painter and a part of our Seattle studio group. I really miss that group and seeing P.Y. was pretty awesome.
A few weeks ago I learned of a boardwalk in Sandwich, MA on the Cape. It's only an hour away and so after checking tidal charts because I wanted to go at low-ish tide and grab photos, I headed out mid-afternoon for my little adventure. In addition to loving boardwalks and doing more research for paintings, I just really needed to get my feet in the ocean and smell the air.
So it was all good.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
With the excessive heat and humidity, I don't dare work on current paintings because the weather creates a mushy head and body. But, I know I need to work. So I keep beginning new paintings. This week, I've also been working new drawings of the "beach" series. Here is one from my pile.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
On our last night on Southport Island we ate at a wonderful little joint called The Lobster Dock. They were just in a throwdown with Bobby Flay that will air in September.
The atmosphere was delightful. The location, beautiful. The food, fantastic. And the company, perfect. We sat at a picnic table watching the setting sun over Boothbay Harbor. It was a wonderful ending to a lovely few days.
Monday, August 06, 2012
My First East Coast Open Studio!
You are all invited to pop into my open studio.
Saturday, September 8 AND Sunday, September 9
10 am - 4pm each day.
545 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Studio C302 - (with the big purple doors)
This will be my first open studio since I've moved to Providence.
In addition to showing new work, I'll be clearing my storage with a painting sale
so I can make room for new work.
I'd love to see you. Come help me celebrate my new space.
The studio is right on the border of Providence and Pawtucket.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
Yesterday I had an adventure of the magical kind.
We had a 90 minute ride on a little boat to a small island 10 miles off the coast o Maine. The island is 1.75 miles long by .75 miles wide with about 17 miles of trails with some of Maine's tallest cliffs.
There are no paved roads on the island.
About 65 residents live there year round.
It's an island of fishermen and lobstermen and artists.
No littering. It's a pack in / pack out island.
No camping allowed.
No emergency medical services on the island.
No street lights. If you stay over night, bring a flashlight.
There is one public restroom, privately owned that requests donations after use.
Walking is the only way to get around on the island. Cars are not allowed and the only few trucks are owned by the inns, used for hauling and luggage. I saw many residents carting vegetables, art supplies, and other objects up and down the paths with wheelbarrows.
There is only one safe beach for swimming. The water is cold. The beach is small. The tides run hard.
It was a very foggy day which never really lifted and assisted with creating an ethereal atmosphere on the island.
To see all 66 photos, click here.
For more information on Monhegan Island here is the wiki page and another link from the visitmaine page.
On my way home from Southport Island, ME yesterday I stopped in Portsmouth NH to meet up with my two oldest friends and my former hairdresser. Almost seven delightful hours, most of which was spent at Harpoon Willy's on the dock, laughing and catching up. At one point we turned and noticed the sky above Portsmouth's salt piles. Magical.
Liza (my NH hairdresser) grabbed this shot of me.
And speaking of magical, on Thursday I experienced the most magical place - Monhegan Island. I'm still sorting through photos but hope to put them up soon.