Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nantucket Painting Getaway

Monomoy Harbor
8" by 8"
Oil with a palette knife on cradled panel


Our painting group, The Neponset Valley Artists, went on a 3 day excursion to Nantucket this past weekend. As part of our new membership to The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, we each received a round trip ticket on Cape Air so of course we had to take advantage of that wonderful opportunity. It turned out that we picked the perfect 3 days to be away from the crazy hot heat wave going on back home~"off island" as the natives say on Nantucket.

The painting above was done at a friend of a friend's place that had incredible views of Monomoy Harbor. Our generous hosts allowed us to invade their property and paint whatever and wherever we wanted. What a treat. And everyone painted something a little bit different. Here are the fruits of our labor on painting day 1:
We then took a ride out to Sconset. While we didn't do any plein air painting there, every where we turned there was inspiration and our cameras were busy capturing as much as possible.
Our next painting location was the front porch of this incredible family home on the channel. There was so much to watch, observe, and paint.
I forgot to take a photo of my painting before I left ( I had to leave it behind to dry for awhile), but this was my view. The frames of the porch helped me with my composition.
Haydi and Nancy in action.
Kim hard at work on some more lovely pastels.
Some were just content to observe through the binoculars.
Isn't this a wonderful spot? And a fun trivia fact: This house was Helen Chapel's home on the TV show Wings.
Below is the group photo and some departing shots. On the way home, we filled up the whole plane. It was like we chartered the flight!
Thanks Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and our hostess for the weekend, Haydi for such a wonderful three days. It could not have been any better.


Gabrielle Evelyn said...

LOL,it's so so enjoyable~~

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Autumn Leaves said...

I thought I recognized the house! I always wanted to visit Nantucket because of that show Wings! What a fabulous weekend trip this was, Ann. Your painting is so bright and beautiful. I see Polo came along too. Simply gorgeous from top to bottom (trip, paintings, your painting!)

Roberta Warshaw said...

Lucky you! I love the painting! I can smell the sea air in it!
Say hi to Polo for me! You guys look great!

Carrie Waller Watercolors said...

Beautiful painting, what a fabulous get away!!

Kim Vanlandingham said...

Oh my, it looks like it was awesome! What great photos! I'm so envious! (Love your painting too!)

martinealison said...

Une peinture sublime... née d'un séjour qui m'a semblé génial...
J'adore Cape Cod que j'ai découvert avec délice l'an dernier...
Une partie de mon travail est exposé dans une des galeries de Cape Cod.
merci pour l'ensemble de vos photos si magnifiques.
gros bisous.

Kim Morin Weineck said...

Love seeing this post and reminiscing about last week. What fun it was!!

Ann Gorbett said...

Thank you for your inspiring comments everyone,you
keep me going!

ria hills said...

Beautiful painting Ann! It feels exactly like Nantucket.
My sons and I went there about 14 years ago and biked the entire island. Good memories!

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