The Red Inn, Provincetown
12" x 36"x 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord
I painted this while working at the Art Gallery at Patriot Place
this past weekend. The weather was beautiful here in New England and the gallery had a steady flow of visitors. It's interesting how you get used to painting with all the interruptions. In a way it's a good thing because it forces you to step away from your painting for awhile and then come back with fresh eyes. It's also so interesting to hear comments from the gallery visitors while you are working. One man said, "It makes me feel like I am right there, in the car, just driving by..." I loved that. It is also fun to watch the kids (usually young budding artists themselves) as they stare in amazement at your painting. So cute.
Frank sent me this funny photo he took as I was trying to take a photo of this painting at the gallery.
Below is a photo of the painting in progress after Saturday's shift. I then finished it up on Sunday and remembered to bring my bigger palette knives which helped make the job easier. You can also see here that I used the red orange underpainting again.
And if you ever get to Provincetown, you need to stop in at this place, The Red Inn
. Spectacular views, food, and hospitality.