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Monday, October 18, 2010

Monhegan Interlude

 In September I joined some of my artist friends on Monhegan Island for a brief painting excursion...
Most of them were there for a week, I was just there from Sunday through Wednesday...
 Nancy Bea Miller, Alexandra Tyng, Dianna Ansley and Mary Walsh all rented a house up the hill from the town, and Eliza Auth and I had an efficiency apartment down by the water.

On Sunday afternoon I started this painting down by Fish beach...
above is sketch on site, on the right is the finished painting..
This painting was started Tuesday morning. It was the view from the balcony of our apartment. An elderly couple across the way sat on their deck and discussed everything from the weather on the island to health of the national economy... I finished it in the studio.

Morning Conversations

sketch for "Ferry Arrival"

 Here I am attempting to catch the afternoon light on the docking pier of the island.

Ferry Arrival  11 x 14

2 other artists ... the island was crawling with them!

I ambitiously set up to paint this view of the beach by the fish market... It was incredibly windy and I was freezing in the shade... but I salvaged my painting later in the studio:

Windy morning at Fish Beach  11 x 14

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Camphill exhibit at Rosenfeld

Promised I'd post the final images of the paintings I did for "Plein Air for Camphill" (also known as PAC 2010!) For more info on this event, check out

Artist in the Garden  9 x 12 (sold)

Red Tool Shed  8 x 10

Red Umbrella  11 x 14  (sold)