Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lilacs in McCoy Vase

Lilacs in Blue 
9x12 oil on masonite

My painting retreat was invigorating and enriching. 

The company of six women in an old Farmhouse painting, eating, drinking, talking and laughing for a week was just what I needed to break me out of my rut. 
The fresh scent of lilacs, which were out in abundance, filled the house and one rainy day we set up and painted them. 
I brought my favorite blue pitcher with me to use for still life and it was perfect!

The air. 
The surf. 
The pine trees. 
The rocks. 
I love it.

Pemaquid Lighthouse

Yes, I climbed all the way down the rocks to get the iconic shot. Worth it ;) 


Carol Blackburn said...

Lovely lilacs..............glad you enjoyed your time in Maine.

debwardart said...

Looks like you and your friends have as much fun as my friends and I do on our annual art retreat! Hope you are able to keep up your tradition for years to come!

Chris Lally said...

BEAUTIFUL painting, Mary. Your trip sounds wonderful and how could it not be with good friends, fresh air and the sea. Your photo belongs in National Geographic!

Lorna Cunningham-Rushton said...

Evryone else already said it better.(Pouts)

Page Pearson Railsback said...

You and your painting ROCK XO

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

You rocked it and we had a BLAST! Lilac woman - did we ever drop off the blue clippers??? Paint this now, and make me happy. xoxoxoxooxxo

CrimsonLeaves said...

Very Van Gogh-ish! Lovely painting and that photograph is astounding, Mary!!

sandy said...

Love the painting and wow, nice lighthouse shot - sounds like a wonderful time.

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