Sunday, August 05, 2007

Back Yard Plein Air

The expression, "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence", applies here. I live a block from the ocean and 2 miles from a working harbor filled with boats of all types. Old fashioned cottages can still be found and there are beautiful gardens galore. Right here at our house I have a bunch of container gardens and cool garden statuary and endless still life "props', the collection of which, is ongoing. Yet, I'm compelled to drive to Maine to paint lobster boats, to Nova Scotia to paint flowers and cottages, anywhere to paint anything. It's an artist thing. Here in my own backyard is just as nice as anyplace, really. This is my block in of this little setup with petunias. I'll finish it today. The heat has been replaced by cool sea breezes, my kind of weather.

7 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Don't know why the double photo. Whatever....

wanda knight said...

Nice start Mary. I know what you mean about the need to travel to far off places. I traveled to Maine and Novia Scotia with a group of art students. It is beautiful country.

Lorna said...

I don't know which is more beautiful, the real or the rendered...

rdl said...

it's wanderlust, or the explorer in us.

Elio said...

Hi Mary,

I know what you mean. Every thing always looks so much more beautiful elsewhere. Sometimes I wonder if I would be happier buying a camper and packing my paint and traveling the world painting. Sigh.

Elio

Kelley MacDonald said...

This is a great photo shoot! And that's going to be a terrific painting. Funny, huh, how we do that? I drive and drive and drive and travel, and I've got the most gorgeous view right from my porch!

Susan Page-Thompson said...

Hi Mary, I love the painting you are doing in your back yard. And enjoyed seeing the photos you too of your time with me in Wareham painting. Keep up the great painting and I hope you will always be around to share your work with us and not go too far away. susan P.T.

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