Magic Moments-by the Sea

(a very expensive)

Visit to the Sea

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Sketch made on the way home on the ferry 5×8

Only one thing slightly marred

A trip to Martha’s Vineyard

 

This visit to the sea-

 

There was no one there,

No one to really care,

No one to hold my hand-

Painting at the edge of sand-

 

I lost control of me

 

For spirits high and running fast

I joined another bather in a painting by Potthast

But real waves lifted, slapped me down

My glasses now, will never-more be found

 

-Reality —

  

Driving home with that companion

His silence in rebuke now makes me stir,

“How could you go in with your glasses still on!”

And, My world’s reduced, to a water-color blur

 

Begging to be free-

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w/c #3  11 1/2X15 hot-press

Breaking waves are hard to paint! I think I’ll be working on this motif for quite some time.

Holly (Angel in the dust)

Magic Moments-48 hours of island bliss

“Just jump in” Debi Riley said, and I did.

Tuesday afternoon-

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Sketches from the Edgartown wharf:IMG_4919 (768x1024)IMG_5107 (755x1024)

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followed by a porch concert at the Island Inn

and then in the evening a magically silly night in Oak bluffs: dining out a  la fresco, riding the flying horses (I got a ring every revolution but missed the prize), and eating ice-cream while watching the lights on the harbor. Maybe these images will emerge in later paintings. Sorry-No photos or paintings for now.

Wednesday morning-

Sketching in watercolor while perched on a rock IMG_5108 (1024x768).jpgamid the tide drift on Katama Bay:IMG_5109 (763x1024).jpg

and then from the steps of a wharf in the cool morning fog.

Later in the heat of the day viewing the work of so many artists island wide. I especially liked the work of Colin Ruel below:IMG_5000 (1024x768)

IMG_5002 (1024x768)IMG_5001 (1024x768)   He works in acrylics on birch plywood using water and spray and with a deep empathy for the islands.

Galleries, galleries, galleries -so much beautiful art work and so inspiring!

 

 

Then in the afternoon at South beach and the airport:IMG_5049 (1024x768).jpgSitting on the edge of the sand and finally unable to resist the giant waves I just had to get my feet wet-IMG_5044 (1024x768).jpgOops

And the Atlantic has a pair of prescription transitional glasses to turn into sea glass.IMG_5105 (1024x677)IMG_5106 (1024x715)IMG_5110 (1024x523).jpgNow my whole world is a water-color blur.IMG_5111 (1024x741).jpg

And still, I can do (sort-of) a little sketch of the house in Edgartown where I stayed.

IMG_5060 (1024x768).jpgThe child in me is so very grateful-thanks friend.

“At Seventy”

I’m fit and fine

And, liable-

To Craziness

-at any time

holly