Monday, November 14, 2011
We spent a week on Cape Cod recently. It was cold, windy and empty of tourists, for the most part. We had a fantastic time - mostly for all those reasons. Of course, the ocean and bay beaches were wonderful to walk on and the dogs enjoyed running free on those empty beaches. I must have taken 50 photos of the place, every day, so I'm overloaded with painting material. We loved Wellfleet the most and we're already planning on going back next year. I only wish it was less windy so I could have painted outdoors.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I started this pastel while in California, right after we returned from our week in Yosemite. I never finished it, although I've been puttering around with it for awhile. As usual, I sometimes lose interest in a painting, put it away and then pull it out later. Sometimes years later.....and finish it. Although we're now in New York, I decided to finish it yesterday, before starting one of Cape Cod. That mist in the background gave me trouble, as this is a view of the running water under the Bridleveil Falls, where the mist turns into rain as you get closer to the Falls. It's really fabulous to stand so close, but I just love the rushing water further back. It reminds me of the Adirondacks, too.