Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Guilford Art League 66th Annual Juried Exhibition

The prospectus is out for this show which will run from September 12 to October 5 at the Mill Gallery. Receiving is Saturday, 7 September, from 10AM to 2 PM. If you are not able to find more information about the show, email me, and I will send you contact details.


Bauer Farm 2013 -- 30 July

Just one community gardener or dog-walker was there when I arrived around 7:45 AM. But oh those long blue shadows and the cool air! It must have been about 8:30 or 9 before others began to arrive, but it was still cool. Some actually added long sleeves to stay warm. The light breeze continued through the morning, keeping things fresh even when the sun got more aggressive. Although it helped to have a shade umbrella or a leafy tree.

We were nine -- Jay, Terry E, Pam R, Betsey, Cindy, Cheryl, Gretchen B, Joan McP, who slipped in unnoticed quite late, and me. The time flew by, and as I was still in workshop mode, totally focused, I neglected to get around with my camera for some candid shots.

Next week we are confirmed at the Henry Whitfield State Museum in Guilford. I will post directions along with the call to paint.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Call to Paint -- Tuesday, 30 July 2013 -- 7:30 AM -- Bauer Farm, Madison

OK, I guess I'm back. Taking a down day today, but I know some of you are waiting to see where we are painting tomorrow, so I guess I had better snap to! I heard from Betsey that she painted at Guilford Docks last week and that Jay painted on the Green. I don't know about anyone else.

I'll include some notes on the Maine workshop with David Dewey after I get my photos worked up. It was a great week, and I really don't feel like I'm back yet.

Let's beat the heat and head out early again this week. Bauer Farm is a good place to find shade and plenty of subjects to paint. For those who have not painted there before, I'm including directions, below.

I hope to see you there.



BAUER FARM, 261 Copse Road, Madison

Bauer (Farm) Park is opposite the intersection of Copse Road and Hunter's Trail.

From I-95 take exit 61. Turn north on Rte 79. After about 500 feet, turn left (west) on Hunters Trail, drive for ½ mile to the intersection with Copse Road. The Farmhouse will be diagonally across from you. The entrance drive is next to the farmhouse. We will meet here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hyland House Exhibit and Opening Reception

Veronica, Sandy, Patty, and I mounted our Hyland House exhibit this morning. Although we still could accommodate a few more, we have 27 paintings from eight artists.

We hope you will join us on Friday afternoon between 6 and 8 PM for our opening reception, which is provided this year by members of the Hyland House Board. Come and chill and chat in Hyland House's shady back yard, have some wine and finger food, and see the show. Better yet, make it a two-fer and visit Craft Expo 13 either before or after your visit with us.

Hyland House Museum ( www.hylandhouse.org) is located at 84 Boston Street, Guilford. Limited parking is available in the driveway, or park on the street.

I hope to see you there.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stony Creek -- 16 July 2013

Five painters  showed up this morning Jay Bt, Jay Ba, Betsey, Gretchen B, and me. I went out at 7:30, and the light was still good -- not that it helped my painting which I finished at 10. Jay Bt arrived around 8.  We spoke of maybe setting an even earlier time for these hot summer days -- maybe 7 AM, when the shadows still are long, and colors crisp. When you can get a painting or sketch down and be out by 10.

I don't know when everyone else showed up at the gazebo, but they seemed to be about ready to leave when I got there a little after 10.

Next week, Guilford Green. I'll be away at the David Dewey workshop in Maine, and Sally has agreed to post to the blog for me, even though she is not likely to paint in the heat. 




Saturday, July 13, 2013


Does anyone want to paint at Stony Creek docks with a forecast of sunny with 90 degree temps? The heat of summer really is not my favorite weather for painting, so I'm really not excited about going out, but if anyone wants to do it, I will post it. You could either leave comments on this post or email me.                      /j

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hyland House Exhibit

With receiving for the Hyland House show just one week away, Sandy, our chairperson for the show, would like to get a sense of how many people are planning to submit paintings, how many paintings, and also how many easels do we have. If you are planning to show at Hyland House, and/or if you have easels that we can borrow, please contact Sandy by email.

The receiving team will accept paintings at Hyland House, 84 Boston Street, Guilford, from 10 to Noon next Wednesday, July 17. Artists must commit their paintings for the duration of the show, which ends on August 11, with pickup from 10-Noon on August 12. If you are not able to make these dates, please request that someone else make your drop-off or pick-up for you. If you don't know someone to ask, contact Sandy or me.

Remember that the Hyland House board will hold a reception for us next Friday, July 19 from 6 to 8 PM.

Midsummer Festival -- Old Lyme

Cheryl sent this notice about the Midsummer Festival in Old Lyme. I apologize for not getting it posted a bit sooner.

The Festival is looking for more artists to sell their art.  It's called the 'Fence Show' because they put up a fence so you can hang your art.  I'm doing it for the first time this year and it will be on Saturday (July 27).  They try to get 35 artists involved and I spoke to someone this morning who told me they are a bit short on that.
If you or someone else is interested, the woman who is in charge is Marilyn Dunfee and her  e-mail is:  marilyn_dunfee@ct.metrocast.net.  

This will be my first time in the show.  It used to be held in front of the Old Lyme Inn during the festival.  This year it's at the Center School which is in the center of Old Lyme.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Founders' Park - 2013

Hot and steamy and very overgrown. But still just enough in view to inspire seven artists - Terry, Kay, Kaleigh, Jeannette, Keiko, Marge, and me. Unless they do some pruning, I think this site is going to have to be taken off our list for next year.

Cloud cover kept the heat slightly under control until around 10, when the sun got loose. Those of us who painted facing south at least had some breeze to take the edge off. But four of us quit around 10:45, leaving Marge, Keiko, and Jeannette still working on their paintings.

It's always nice to go out together, even when the conditions are not optimal.

Next week -- Stony Creek Docks. I'll send directions.