Found on the Hard Drive Plein Air Painting 2007
Randy from Florida put out a call on the message board “Wetcanvas” back in 2007 to find someone to paint with in New England. His Daughter was invited to take a class at Harvard so he would have some time on his hands to paint.
I invited him to Gloucester to go painting. We ended up at Loblolly Cove in Rockport. We had a good time painting the area. Randy painted some Houses on his right and I painted Straitsmouth Island when a red lobster boat came just in time to be part of my painting.
I sold my painting at EJ’s Gallery a couple of years ago.
I love painting outside but I try to find a place where there’s low people traffic. I’m a little shy when it comes to painting outside. We had a great day and the Rockport Police only charged me $25.00 to park.
Here are just a few photos from the first Art Exchange on 8/18 on White Wharf in Rockport, with more to come in the future. We had a lot of fun listening to bluegrass and eating non art event fare such as hot dogs and popcorn before and after the Exchange itself. We had 18 participants and many more spectators, and the results of the evening were really interesting in terms of which pieces were considered most desirable in this flash art marketplace. For a little post-exchange analysis, check out the event’s website www.artnowrockport.com and sign up for the Art Now newsletter (which maybe comes out 4 times a year, so don’t panic) to learn what else is being cooked up over at Art Now Rockport. A HUGE thank you to Peter & Thi Linh Wernau of Wernau Asset Management and Ross Brackett of Brothers’ Brew — all of whom are big supporters of art (and other) events in Rockport. And another HUGE thank you to those of you who supported this project on Kickstarter. It was a great experience to crowdsource the funding for the Art Exchange and we reached our goal, thanks to you.