Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Marblehead & The 4th of July

Tuesday, June 29th, was a hot humid day for a drive but I hadn't been to the Marblehead Art Association for a while and wanted to enter two paintings into the next show. I was lucky getting a parking space near-by the King Hooper Mansion, home of the Art Association, but next week with the Arts Festival, parking will be hard to fine. It was nice to be back in town and thought I would also take advantage of the trip going down to the beautiful harbor. I thought you might like this little "tour".
Going to Crocker park is a must when visiting.......and a great place to see the harbor illumination and fireworks. I did a painting a few years ago of a whimsical interpretation of Arthur Fiedler "conducting " the 1812 Overture I once had the pleasure of hearing at the park on the 4th.
Another great place is Fort Sewall a short distance away on Front street where in 1812 it gave protection to the USS Constitution. Janice and I in 1997 waited several hours in the hot sun, to see the sailing into the mouth of the harbor and mooring between the fort and the lighthouse. It was a very special occasion to be a part of history that we'll always remember. There are plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the wonderful view making memories forever.
I did a painting of a character selling fireworks at the fort .... something completely made up but in my imagination could have been.

Every 4th of July I fly the American flag night and day at the end of the driveway and it once was featured in the late nightly news.
"Happy 4th of July"

Friday, June 18, 2010

House Tour & Dinner

In January we had a request from the Glastonbury Historical Society about having a house tour/dinner in June. Janice and I agreed and knew that there would be a lot of preparing to do. June 13th came and we managed to take a few photos to share with you. Every one of the 108 guests were very happy to tour our 1770 Cape house and my barn full of paintings. The tour is over but you are welcome to visit the studio/gallery where there are many paintings and country accents for your decorating.