Sunday, June 3, 2012


Is Stonington the arts-iest little town in Connecticut? I try to be discerning about my subjects, but it was like shooting fish in a barrel on a perfect early summer Friday morning with quaint architecture, blooming gardens, freshly mown lawns, happy people at each turn of my head. I am a sucker for pink roses spilling over a picket fence. A couple hours later I was free to do some shopping and browsing before lunch. Each coffee shop, cafe and store had a few paintings on their walls with price tags attached. What fun! One of the best FSPAPP days so far.

Only 18 states left to paint....and the closest one is Illinois. I'm makin' plans. Stay tuned. (You can subscribe to this blog...see the box? You can also follow or comment. )

Rhode Island

The Ocean State gave me a perfect day and an interesting collection of buildings surrounding the 1856 square lighthouse still guiding ships and sailors through Narragansett Bay. This 12 x 12 painting of Beavertail Light in Jamestown, RI was done on a recycled piece of Wallis board. There were four other painters on the grounds that day when I was there...a popular plein air spot indeed.