The members of the Swampscott Art Association exhibit their art work at the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead for the month of February. Works in all different mediums, subjects and styles were shown.
I entered two of my paintings done en plein air during the warmer weather. One is titled September Light (8″ x 10″, acrylic, framed) and was done sitting on the rocks near Crocker Park on a gorgeous September day, warm but with a little nip of autumn. It shows the blue, blue water with Marblehead Lighthouse in the distance.
The other was done on a foggy morning at Devereaux Beach looking over the harbor toward Marblehead Harbor. It is called Misty Morning (12″ x 24″, acrylic, gallery wrap canvas) and shows the harbor covered in fog. It was an eventful painting session. As I worked, two seagulls dove in and flew off with my lunch. I chased them onto the beach and got it back — it would have been too bad to have to leave my nice painting spot to get another lunch when I got hungry! As always when painting on location, I had to paint fast .By the time I finished, the fog was almost gone revealing a sunny summer day — a completely different scene. The gallery wrap allowed me to continue the scene onto the sides of the canvas.