Thursday, August 01, 2013

Travel

"Italian Ice Vendor"
6x6 oil on panel
This month's Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge is "travel", which can be pretty broadly interpreted as you can see by my painting of an Italian Ice vendor at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester. I went over to the beach one night after class while I was at the PKR workshop because many famous Cape Ann painters painted there and I wanted to see it.  That is the travel part ;)
There are huge rocks in the water and there were several of these little carts sprinkled around the beach so I walked on the rocks, waded in the water and took many photos for future reference. There was a storm brewing and I loved the combination of the strong sunlit grass and cart against the dark sky.

10 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Mary, ohhhh this poor guy looks lonely. :) Maybe he's glad for a break, LOL. Hope you are keeping cool.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Summer fun! I like the stormy sky too. I wish I could walk on the beach right now.

Felpin said...

Now, you should do one about a Ice vendor who just happens to be Italian...

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Love it! And the story of it, too! Posting mine tonight as well. :(

Jerry Stocks said...

Wow, what a wonderful painting---I love it!!!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Perfect, Mary! Sure makes me think of travel and vacations and summer fun!

Nancy Colella said...

Great painting MSW! And you really captured the sense of that unbearable HEAT WAVE! Great job!

Studio at the Farm said...

Hey, GW!! I love that color combination, too - the bright yellow-greens against the purple skies. Beautiful!!
Nuzzles from Bruno XX

Fran said...

I LOVE Wingaersheek! I haven't been there in years, and this post and your lovely painting brought back such happy memories--thank you! :)
--Fran

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

This painting is so yummy! Such cheery colors!