The Governor Bradford Inn is an Icon on Commercial Street in Provincetown. I love the abstract shapes of the kitchen doors and vents with the windows and doors of the rooms upstairs. This is a donation for Provincetown Art Association and Museum's (PAAM) annual 12x12 silent auction. Bidding starts at $125. You can bid at this link Provincetown Art Association and Museum 12x12 silent auction. Or better yet, visit beautiful Provincetown and see the show! Check out my DPW gallery to see my available paintings.
I just spent a week in New Harbor, Maine with a fabulous group of painter girlfriends. Girl friend trips are mostly about great, and I mean GREAT food, and laughing. We watched movies and played a hilarious board game, which, because we were unsure about the rules, was even more hilarious. Although the weather didn't cooperate, we did manage to get out and paint. On this particular day, the best day of the week, I set up beneath the shade of a pine forest and painted a study of this view for this months Girls Just Wanna Paint Challenge. We celebrate our tenth year (seriously?) of posting our paintings. More to come.
Passages is this month'sGirls Just Wanna Painttopic. Since it is only a week before we "snowbirds" will be departing for Naples, Florida, a birds in flight theme seems like a good metaphor. I used some craft paper for the background and then drew and cut out birds shapes from tissue paper to create a little paper collage on watercolor paper. It takes quite a long time for me to figure out the balance in the cutting and pasting, but I like the feeling of this one.
This was last month's theme for Girls Just Wanna Paint. We had a lovely dinner meeting at Sally Dean Mello's awesome, artsy house and you can see the paintings here. Rusty lives under the Atlantic City Boardwalk. He and his feline friends are cared for by volunteers from Ally Cat Allies. Rusty's human friend, Tim, told me that through the trap, neuter, release program, they've completely eliminated the birth of kittens in the Boardwalk area. Rusty's left ear is tipped, to identify him as neutered. I left that in.
I first painted this in oil, from the stair top deck of Monhegan House Hotel. It's my favorite place to stay because they have little one room "garrets" on the fourth floor. Very cozy! This watercolor and ink painting was done from a photo taken from the deck. There is a great book called "Monhegan, The Artist's Island". Check out the works of many famous artists who have painted on the island.
Acquiring, maintaining and protecting the beautiful marsh land here along the North and South Rivers is at the top of my environmental list. This is my entry for South Street Gallery's Paint to Preserve silent auction which is up until August 17. You can see all of the paintings HERE.
Here we have bright sunlight casting tree shadows over the sandy road. This first glimpse of the Bay of Fundy comes into view at the end of Hawks Road, through a short stint of woods, where we have rented a cottage for the past 20 years.
Tree is this month'sGirls Just Wanna Paint challenge topic. I've included the reference photo this was paintedfrom. It's easy to see that I edited the scene quite a bit, adding the clump of background trees and creating water in the foreground. I painted this in acrylics, which I find that I really love working with.
I've arranged my "tools", including a tube of paint, several brushes, palette knife and my turps cups, on a backdrop and played with the color. I almost did not include the lettering on the tube but felt it was necessary.
It's been quite a while since I set up a still life of this nature and I really enjoyed it.
Look for other paintings in this series and check out the GJWP here.