Monday, May 24, 2010

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Crane Beach
9x12 oil on board
SOLD
Saturday my friend Sally Dean and I drove up to the North Shore to visit Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Again, you don't usually have to travel too far to enjoy an adventure in your own 'backyard' as it were. We walked on the beach, visited some antique shops and a yard sale where we picked up some cool stuff. Then we set up overlooking a dune with beach roses and a knarled old tree and painted. On the way home we stopped for ice cream in Essex, another hidden gem. It was glorious!!! I need to work just a teeny bit more on the beach roses, here. But for now I'm setting this aside until I can get a fresh perspective.

7 comments:

r garriott said...

Such gorgeous colors and pattern. Very nice, plus it sounds like a wonderful outing.

Paintings by Patricia said...

Great painting and the roses are lovely. Cranes's beach is awesome.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Mary, This is really beautiful, such great colors!

Sally Dean said...

fan- tastic my dear! Good tweaking!

Bobbi Heath said...

No tweaking needed on this one, it's great as is. Love the beach roses, loose and colorful. Sounds like a wonderful time.

Nancy Colella said...

MSW! That is one terrific painting! So loose and full of character. I can just feelhow thrilled you were to be there. Don't do a thing to it!

Kristeena Crabb said...

This is gorgeous! Both you and Sally walked away with great paintings that day!

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