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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cape Cottage

Cape Cottage

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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Bonnielynn said...

Excellent!!! From what you were telling me about the windy day, you got a gorgeous painting out of it.
Someday I will come out there and we will go painting in the Cape.

Sheila said... style has evolved another level. I think THIS is my favorite now. Great job!