I took my butt off of the deck and went out painting in our beautiful neighborhood. Big puffy cumulus clouds filled the sky and the breeze was strong enough to keep the bugs away.
This area between the South River and the Atlantic is called Humarock and offers the best of both worlds. Sunrise over the ocean and sunset over the river.
Although I drove here, (of course with all my "stuff" I'd have to anyway) I could actually walk here through the dunes from my home beyond the distant tree line.
Most of this painting was done on site but I tweaked it a bit in the studio today. There are still lots of fabulous old cottages along this beach just begging to be painted! I'm sure I will have to oblige.
I spent the day painting at the herring run in Pembroke on Saturday. There were many beautiful dragonflies which I've discovered to be ebony jewel wings. Very inspiring for some work I've been planning which will involve abstract collage. The subject, dragonflies. Stay tuned for that.
My painting, "Stonington Cove", received second place in oils in the Pembroke Arts Festival which is very exciting! The show takes place next weekend on the town green and in the Community Center. Lots of art and food and music. Go!