During my vacation, I had one day without obligation or constraint. So I got up at 4, left the house at 5 and headed to Cape Cod.
For the most part, my week off had been warm and springlike, even summery. Not a lot of sun, but the gray days were fine with me.
On the Cape on Thursday, is was 42 degrees and blowing like a hurricane. I'd felt like a dope, taking my scarf and sweatshirt with me, but I tell you, I was glad I had them, and wished I'd brought a hat.
My plan had been to spend the day painting dunes and surf, but that was just not possible. I did one painting at the edge of the ocean - I'll post it soon; it needs a little work - and honestly, it was a battle just to get paint on canvas. I hung my heavy bag from my easel, I clamped the easel down onto the canvas, but it's only by a miracle that the whole shebang didn't go over.
I took dozens of photos, though, over the course of the day, and found a bunch of places I'll revisit after summer.
Inland, in Truro, I found this lovely cottage, tucked in behind protective dunes on a bend in the road. The owner was opening it for the season, and you could tell that the place was loved.
Unless this painting sells quickly, I will have it framed and in the Paradise City show in Northampton, Mass., over Memorial Day weekend. Click here to read about the show; it's an excellent high-end art and craft show, and I'm thrilled to be in it again. I'll be in the Morgan Barn, Booth 317.
Thank you for reading, and for all the support. I appreciate it every day.
My painting in the scene, in Truro.
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