Monthly Archives: November 2017

Beach sunrise

Every morning I woke up early to paint the beach sunrise!  The house is quiet and the beach empty!

Yes there still are places with empty beaches in July!  The daily experience of sitting ( while the coffee brewed) on the deck and watching the sun come up bright and orange at the horizon moving to pink, yellow and finally hot white is awesome.  Some days are perfectly clear, others cloudy or stormy- clouds make for interesting sunrises and interesting lives too!

Our first day at Topsail Island was crystal clear and these two paintings come from that day.  I chose to paint the early part of the sunrise as the fiery orange globe emerges from the cool mist, and then the shadowed sand dune at my feet.
Suddenly I’m reminded of a German dish named “Himmel und Erd” – heaven and earth- as I remember it’s made of sautéed apples and onions. That’s where we are right between heaven and earth. Or is it all mixed together heaven on earth and earth in heaven?<!–sunrisesandune paintingmore–>


Fall Fun

Whenever we are in the Boston area, one of my favorite things to do is visit the amazing Wilson Farm. Imagine the fields lining the busy road with rows of vegetables growing bright and healthy!  The market has grown over the years too. Now it’s a try bustling farmers’ market chocked full of beautiful fruits, vegetables, baked goods & cheese. It’s a cook’s AND a painters paradise. 

A few weeks ago I brought my sketch pad & travel watercolors and perched near this great display of sugar pumpkins.  Here’s the result along with happy memories of watching “pumpkin magic” happen to the children.