20 of 50 "view from Rye Beach"
20 of 50 “view from Rye Beach”

It seems like ages since I last posted.  We had a late end to the school year because of all those snow storms that battered us last winter and I found that this was the first time that I could actually sit down to write my blog.  End of school activities, wisdom teeth to be removed (not mine but his) and farewell to our good friend heading back home to Germany after a year as an exchange student living among us all – phew – now that we’ve caught our breathe, summer life can begin.

I’m still painting away and adding more pieces to my 50:fifty project.  I do have a ways to go still but am eagerly looking forward to time at the beach to inspire a slew of artwork.  We were already out and surfing by Memorial Day weekend or should say that I was out and wrapped in a blanket while watching  my son surf the frigid waters.  Sitting there was enough to get me thinking of my next 20 or so paintings …

View from Rye Beach is one of my favorite efforts yet.  It is my view of looking out to the Isle of Shoals from the shore of Rye Beach. If you look close enough at the painting, you will see the fish that secretly swim past you – only sometimes do you catch a glimpse.  Each summer our family spends countless days standing at this shoreline enjoying the beautiful scenery.  We surf, paddle board, boogie board and swim here each summer and it is fabulous – one of my favorite places to be with our family and friends.

view from Rye Beach and another painting waiting for its moment
“view from Rye Beach” and another painting waiting for its moment in the sun

I painted this for my husband and it hangs in the hallway outside of our master bedroom.  It’s the first thing you see when you walk up the stairs at the evening’s end and it’s the first thing you see when you head downstairs at the start of the day.  It always makes me smile – just like being on vacation.

“View from Rye Beach”: seascape; mixed media, acrylics, on stretched canvas 36 x 56 (my largest painting to date)

(20 of 50 / the 50:fifty project)

More to come – just need to refill my inspiration cup~













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