Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival

Postponed because of rain, 45 artists boarded the ferry from New Bedford, MA to the tiny island of Cuttyhunk on Father’s Day- which turned out to be a glorious day.

I set up near the marina (and the bathrooms) after checking in and picking up a lovely boxed lunch. Ready to get started, the time was precious as the last ferry departs an hour earlier on Sunday.

I painted an 11x14 painting in just under two hours- there was a fast but fun reception and award ceremony- then off to catch the ferry home. Happy that my painting sold and a huge Thank You to the organizers of this special event

Leaving New Bedford- the fishing fleet is spectacular.

                            I found my motif to paint!

                              Lots of people stopped by to ask- “what’s going on             with all the artists?”

Final painting!

Happy me- see the red dot! Got to meet the person who bought my painting too- able to thank them in person!

The old decommissioned Coast Guard Station on Cuttyhunk- that would make a great painting too!