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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Looking forward to next weekend in mid-coast Maine

Rockwell Kent, Late Afternoon, Monhegan Island, collection of Jamie and Phyllis Wyeth
It is a warm, sluggish summer day. My thoughts are already jumping ahead to this month’s Maine workshop. Our day trip to Monhegan Island was cancelled in June because of weather, so I’m doubly excited.

A chance word by a FB friend got me thinking about Rockwell Kent’s smashing paintings of MaƱana from Monhegan—a view which we’ll be painting, exactly, since our site is next door to Kent’s former home. Looking at them is more bracing than a gin-and-tonic, sweeter than an ice cream cone!

Rockwell Kent,  Winter, Monhegan Island, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rockwell Kent, Monhegan (c.1948) 12" x 16" oil on board, Tom Veilleux Gallery
Rockwell Kent, Blackhead, Monhegan Island, Maine, private collection

Rockwell Kent, Toilers of the Sea, 1907, New Britain Museum of American Art
And one Hopper painting, for contrast:

Edward Hopper, Blackhead, Monhegan, Whitney Museum of American Art
If you're signed up for my July workshop in mid-coast Maine, you can find the supply lists here. There's one more residential slot left; I'm dying to know who is going to fill it. August and September are sold out , but there are openings in October! Check here for more information.

1 comment:

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