Friday, March 8, 2013

beach huts and a project

Beach Huts - oil on weathered wood - 2.5 x 3 "inches
I do seem a little obsessed with painting these little beachy blocks, but they are giving me a certain pleasure. Less of a time commitment for sure than working on something larger, and I can sit while I paint them.  They satisfy the desire to "create something beautiful everyday" as Deanne Fitzpatrick says.   I feel like I'll never run out of subjects for them much scope has the sea!

Yesterday morning Emily Fennel came over and we put our heads together to collaborate ideas for The Red Door Art Project, something we're working on for a Gilda's Club fundraiser. It was a delightful meeting, she's such a sweet gal, we threw out ideas, gelled some too. Painting a door is different than creating a painting. Basically we want something fun and fabulous that reflects both of our style... is original, but beautiful too; because the purpose is to have someone bid on it at auction. What was easy, was that we had similar visions, pretty much agreeing on what we did and didn't like. Now that we have a concept it's going to be up to me to design it. Emily is going to paint it with me after that.  Looking forward to seeing it come to life...stay tuned, i'll post pictures as we go.  


  1. Good evening Sally!
    I love the beach huts! They are so very inviting and happy! I love them on the weathered blocks! The colors are all very beautiful!
    The project sounds grand! I am looking forward to the updates. Good luck!
    (Oh, two more feet of snow last couple of days! Still very beautiful to me!)

  2. Love the beach houses, and I the project sounds exciting and fun. You are so wonderful.

    XO Barbara

  3. That should read, the project sounds exciting and fun. It's late. Sorry.

    Happy Birthday to your daughter, and I agree March is great.

    XO Barbara

  4. The project with Emily Fennel is exciting for you and I am sure you will have fun painting it together.

  5. Hi Michael,
    I love your enthusiasm. thanks! warming up here in Ontario. yay!

  6. Hi Barbara,
    You are the best, hope your art life is buzzing along as usual. thanks!

  7. Hi Sarah,
    It was great to catch up with you on Friday, hope the gallery visit went well. I am so happy for you!


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