Monday, August 31, 2015

Paint out at Provincetown, MA week of Oct 4

Tom Mayer and I have organized a painting trip to Provincetown the first week of October.  He has gone there previously with a painting group from the Glastonbury area and knows great venues for painting.  He also recommended the Inn on the Moors at the very tip of the peninsula.  All the views from the rooms face out onto endless marshes and a distant lighthouse.  Here's the link to the motel website:

The plan is to meet for a happy hour (BYOB) around 5 PM either out by the heated pool or indoors in the breakfast area to discuss the next day's location. All venues will be within 10-15 minutes of the motel.  You can choose to paint with the group or go off on your own.  You also have the option to have dinner with the group.

Another plan for those who are traveling on Oct 4, Sunday, is to arrive in Wellfleet, MA, around lunchtime where we can meet for lunch and then visit a few galleries.  Then on to P-town, a half hour north of Wellfleet (with slow route 6 traffic).  I'm planning on caravanning with one or two folks from Guilford for safety.   As it's a 3 ½ hour drive to Wellfleet, we'll plan to have a few stops along the way.  I know this route very well.

Tom is staying the whole week, I'm staying through Friday, and some are leaving on Thursday.  Some may come later in the week but it's a 3-night minimum stay for the low week rates.  So far, we have 5 painters who have committed to the group trip.  However many (or few) come, it will be great to have a plein air road trip!

Contact me with any questions:
sbrown01 (at) snet (dot) net


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Call to Paint Stony Creek Harbor Thursday, Sept 3

Since it's going to be such a warm week, let's hope for a breeze off the water down at Stony Creek.  And with the two gazebos, one at the very end of the road and one by the beach, we'll at least have good shade.

Hope to see you there.  -Sally

P.S. Don't forget to pick up your paintings from the Stony Creek art show Wed 4-7.  


Heading north/east on I-95, take Exit 56. Turn right (south) onto Leete's Island Road. 
Heading south/west on I-95, take Exit 56. Turn left onto E. Industrial Road. After 0.3 mi., at the traffic light, turn left again (south) onto Leete's Island Road. 

On Leete's Island Road, go 1.6 mi to a stop sign at Rte 146. Stony Creek Package Store will be in front of you. Cross Rte 146 diagonally to Thimble Island Road, going between the package store and a shop called Taken for Granite. Go about 0.4 mile, passing under a railroad bridge. After the bridge, continue for about 0.2 mi. to the area along the sea wall, near the gazebo. We will meet there.  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dudley Farm August 27, 2015

It was an incredibly beautiful day at Dudley Farm.  Sixteen painters arrived to paint (Gretchen and her granddaughter Mallory, Sharon, Anne, Denise, Tom, Patty, Isabel, Jay, Judy, Betsey, Roseanne, Julia, Pat, Bob, and me) and one (Pam) to join us for lunch.  Not everyone stopped painting to eat and others had to leave early.

Jay was painting the front porch of the farmhouse and sold the painting on the spot.  He's been doing that a lot lately.

When I got home, I had an email from Patty saying she had just read on the Guilford Patch that the road to Chaffinch Island is being worked on and Chaffinch Island Park will be closed for the month of September.  What a shame.  So next week we'll be painting at Stony Creek.

By the way, did you know that when you receive this posting in your email that you can click on the dark blue title and it will open the blog in your browser.  You can then single click on the first photo image and it will enlarge; use your right arrow button to scroll through the photos in a larger format.  -Sally

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Paintings by Terry Oakes Bourret - Estate Sale Saturday, Aug 29

Terry Oakes Bourret was a member of many art societies including the Madison Art Society.  Her untimely death earlier this year was a shock to all of us. If you may be interested in purchasing any of Terry's paintings, her art gallery will be open for sales on Saturday, September 29, from 9:30 to noon.  I was informed that the prices are beyond low. They were set by a hired appraiser.  Several are unframed adding to the discount. There will be oils, pastels and watercolors.

The gallery is at 73 Main St, Durham  opposite the Town green.

This was sent to members of the Madison Art Society by its president, Beverly Schirmeier, and Joan Handschumacher asked me to post it.-Sally 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Call to Paint-Dudley Farm August 27

This week's paint out on Thursday will be at Dudley Farm in Guilford.  This historic farm house, barn, animals, and fields provide endless subjects and perspectives to enjoy and paint.  And the latest weather forecast indicates a significant drop in this humidity, a welcome change for those of us who prefer a slightly cooler feel to summer.

There's a picnic table in the shade so bring your lunch if you wish to stay and socialize.

Directions below:

DUDLEY FARM, 2351 Durham Road, Guilford

From Hamden/New Haven, take I-91 to Exit 8 – Middletown Avenue. Turn southeast onto Middletown Avenue, and continue onto CT 80 – Foxon Blvd. After 9.5 miles, turn left onto CT 77 North – Durham Road. Just after the turn onto Durham Road, Dudley Farm is on the right side.

From I-95, take Exit 58 – CT 77.  Turn north on CT 77/Durham Road. Go for 4.4 miles. Just after crossing CT 80, Dudley Farm is on the right side.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Upcoming Shoreline Harvest Art Festival

There is still time to register for the September Shoreline Art Festival.  This event will take place on September 19, from 9 AM to 3 PM on the Branford Green, rain or shine as all of the artists will be under a 9000 sq. ft. tent.  Each artist/artisan will have their own 12 x 12 ft. space.  There will be works of fine art and sculpture, jewelry, wood arts, pottery, metal, stained glass, painting, photography, and textiles.  At this time, there are over 30 artists/artisans who have registered.  There is room for 50 participants

The event will be  be promoted by radio, local news media, and internet marketing.  There will be food vendors and live jazz!  

Each participant is responsible for their sales and for  paying CT sales tax to the State. There is no electricity or water.  Restrooms will be available.  Set up time begins at 7 am.

To participate in the festival, please complete the form below and return it with your  non-refundable payment as follows: by August 20 for early registration $45.00, by August 30  $50.00. 
Please make checks payable to the Branford Art Center and send completed forms to the:
Branford Art Center, 1229 Main Street, Branford, CT  06405.

Attention: Yvonne Gordon.  (Please contact with any questions)
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General Release: I hereby release and forever discharge Branford Art Center LLC, all sponsoring organizations and their directors, officers, employees, agents and volunteers from any responsibility , personal liability, claims, loss damage arising out of or in conjunction with my application or participation with the Branford Art Center Festival (BACF).  The BACF will not be responsible for any injury sustained to the exhibitors or guests while within the space designation. I understand that my art is displayed at my own risk with-out exception or limitation.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Medad Tavern Aug 20

Patty was set up and painting when I arrived at 9.  For awhile we thought we were going to be the only painters.  Several people got lost and drove around for awhile before finding Medad.  It can be easily overlooked.

We had a group of eight painters (Patty, Betsey, Gretchen [welcome home to dry land, Gretchen!], Bob, Ed, Keiko, Sharon, Sally).  While it was warm and muggy, we had a nice SE breeze coming from the West River wetlands to make the morning comfortable.

It was nice to be out painting on this warm day.

Ed showed me his painting of Goodspeed Opera House that he completed the previous day.  Would people be willing to drive to this park across the river from the opera house some nice colorful fall day?

Next week is Dudley Farm.