PLEIN AIR PAINTING AT HASKELL’S COVE HOUSE
Pat and her friend, Connie, paint with a group of Maine artists and yesterday this plein air group painted at our property in South Bristol. Each week this group paints at a different location.
The above photos show the group at the ‘show ‘n tell’ gathering as Barbara, the leader, critiques each painting. The photo I’ve selected is Barbara critiquing Pat’s painting—inspired by a photograph of a sunset taken earlier this week by our daughter, Jan, on Monhegan Island. Jan was staying with friends at a house built by Rockwell Kent on this island mecca for artists.
Artists have painted off the coast of Maine for many years with Winslow Homer, Andrew & Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, and Fairfield Porter some of the best known.
In Spain in May of this year, Pat and I saw a Wyeth family exhibit at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. The collection came mostly from paintings from the Wyeth family private collection—not seen before in any US museums.
The many art museums Pat and I have seen on the TLC Doll Tours have given me a new appreciation for art, and I love seeing what Pat and her talented group come up with each week.
Coffee and doughnuts were served by Jan and me on our porch overlooking the new Gut bridge and we even had a couple of young artists from across the street join our group, painting with their grandfather, Terry.