Saturday, July 30, 2011

Provincetown Hydrangeas




 I've been AWOL from my blog due to the move back from Provincetown and the re-entry if you will. I had a fabulous week at my shed on the Pier, though I was somewhat chagrined to find out that people would rather buy (imported) shell Christmas ornaments than real art. 
My Shed mate Eileen Counihan and I got along famously because we have the same (snarky) sense of humor about cheap goods from China among other things. She is doing something special with her wonderful night sky photos of "Starry, Starry Nights" so check them out at A Gallery in Provincetown if you're there.
Paula (click to see her paintings)
Wednesday, I went on the annual 'Jeep' trip with my fellow painter girlfriends to.....drum roll..... Provincetown. Yep, I can't get enough of this unique and beautiful place and the weather was perfect. We set up on the street and at one point Paula had to move the leg of her easel to let a car out of a driveway. Tight quarters there. I set up in front of a garden that I admire and photograph every summer but have never painted. This is the result. It was a perfect summer day! 

15 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, we had fun, didn't we? Thanks, THANKS for not posting a photo of me. Paula is much more photogenic. Your painting is magical. I love it. I love that garden and photograph it every year, too!

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful colors! Love this painting!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Great painting! Isn't that so true about the china trinkets!

Paula Villanova said...

I feel lucky that I got to see your beautiful painting in progress...I love how it just glows. You captured the beauty of that garden and the charming architecture there. Love painting with all you guys.

Virginia Floyd said...

Your trip sounds like so much fun! Love the colors in your garden and the way you continued them into the structures in the painting. Very nice!

suzanneberry said...

Such amazingly beautiful colors, i got lost in it! welcome back!

Kathy Cousart said...

I agree with Kelley that this painting is magical. Just special and wonderful with all the gorgeous colors- then you keep looking and see all the variations and the scene behind...love this one!
Y'all have an awful lot of fun up there!:):)

Spiritartartist said...

Gorgeous piece Mary! Such pizazz! And I can relate how frustrating it can be to compete with mass produced items from China. Ugh!

SamArtDog said...

I love this garden and how you manage to make the foreground pop. Speaking of which, that's a terrific window in the background.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Love this one, so colorful, and mysterious!

myra on paper . . . said...

your painting is beautiful!

AutumnLeaves said...

Gorgeous painting with oh so beautiful colors reminiscent of the blue/purple hydrangeas themselves. I love your strong stand for America too!

rdl said...

love it!! must've passed it. yeah, i think we should move there!!

Stephanie Berry said...

Your colors just jump off the screen--delicious!

Linda Nickles said...

Gorgeous, vibrant colors . . . this is such a happy painting!