Sunday, August 5, 2018

Plein Air Beavertail

I was happy to get a chance to paint some of the buildings at Beavertail lighthouse on the neighboring island of Jamestown. This is quintessential Rhode Island and has been my home for the last four decades. My kids grew up on Jamestown, with all the advantages of small town and island living- bike riding to school, no need to lock the doors, plenty of open space to explore, lasting memories and friendships. And so I gathered with friends, my plein air pals from around the state and we each interpreted that summer day in our own way. Feeling so grateful for my island home.


  1. Great light in this painting, Anne. You are so fortunate to have been four decades in one place. That gives a stability to heart and mind. I love the way you wrote about it.

  2. Thanks so much for your kind words Julie. Before I moved back to Rhode Island, we moved frequently as my dad was in the Navy. Lucky for us, we visited your native England quite a few times!