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"Autumn Sail To Quitsa"

“Autumn Sail To Quitsa”

“Autumn Sail to Quitsa”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I was working on this early evening painting when a red sailboat passed by. What a treat to catch!…

"After The Race"

“After The Race”

“After The Race”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

A not so sunny day, yet a good place to paint. I set up and started working hoping something would happen out in or over the pond. Some Belted Kingfishers went by, but not too close. Then a Great Blue Heron. It thought better about landing near me as I knelt to clean a brush. I had arrived too late for the sailboat race. All sailors and vessels had scattered back to their moorings before I even arrived. Then, as I refocused my gaze upon the far shore, a distant sail appeared from out of the Creek. Maybe the tide and winds were right for sailing down to the Galley, tie up, order an ice-cream and sail back in to the mooring…

"Blue Moon Sail"

“Blue Moon Sail”

“Blue Moon Sail”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I painted most of this a few days back and only now have had enough time in my studio to finish it. The evening was gorgeous and the larger ferry, “Island Home”, passed through the rising moon and my location here. Tempted as I was to place it in the painting, this catboat came sailing in as the light faded and I knew it was a better choice…

"Brickyard Sail"

“Brickyard Sail”

“Brickyard Sail”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

After balancing my equipment on a hillside, I was able to peer through a lace of leaves and branches to capture this view. This is a summer drama, as only then does the sunlight hit the left face of the old chimney leaving this side in dark contrast…

"Herring Creek To Menemsha"

“Herring Creek To Menemsha”

“Herring Creek to Menemsha”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. USD $550.00

Time marched toward dusk. I became sidetracked by the sailboat getting underway by the beach around left. The reflection of sail in water was tempting me to paint there, yet the background was far too distant. More sailors jumped in and they were off. I moseyed over to the herring dock above the creek, content to paint the blue motor boat. The sun passed behind a thunderhead. My light was dimmed. I began laying in the shapes and then sky began to glow, and glow, and glow. Suddenly, it seemed, the sails passed by in the background as I glanced up. Joy was had by all…

"West Chop Meadow"

“West Chop Meadow”

“West Chop Meadow”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

My inner voice told me to go to West Chop to paint this afternoon. I thought I was supposed to go all the way to the beach and jetty. The universe had a different idea. How about a January sailboat out and about in the middle of a warmish day…? (There were actually 2 sailboats out, but only this one caught my fancy.)

"Home From Cuttyhunk"

“Home from Cuttyhunk”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I was not scouting for a particular view when I started out today. In my van by this beach path watching terns dive for their dinner, I wondered if the fishing would be good. Opening the tail gate to grab my fishing rod, I got my paints out instead. As I began painting, every 15 or 20 minutes another sailboat would come through the passage between the far islands and pose for me…

"Trial Run"

“Trial Run”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I came near the harbor hoping for a sail to paint. This obliging boat appeared and reappeared a few times. She was capturing some good air. I was in the lee with enough breeze to keep away the newly hatched no-see-ums and mosquitoes. A very pleasant afternoon…

"Sailing Lambert's Cove"

“Sailing Lambert’s Cove”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

The joy of spring is that one never knows what to expect around the next bend, as the season turns toward summer. I had no thoughts of a sailboat appearing as I started this painting. Now I may start to anticipate sailboats as I move on to newer water views…

"A Goodbye"

“A Goodbye”, this is a small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

An artist friend treated me to a new, private location from which to paint. It was fun to see old favorite views from a different angle/perspective. However, it was the vanishing sailboat which drew me to paint this view. It is not often I may find a dune with a path through it and a sail off in the distance. Nor is it often, in the summer season, when there is a beach without a multitude of people upon it. I was grateful for the quiet…