October 2021: A Successful Fall Open Studio Tour

With the pandemic in the rear-view mirror for the most part, the Cape Ann Artisans Spring and Fall Tours both were very well attended this year. People were anxious to get out and partake in face-to-face shopping and local events. I know I was ready! 

For this tour I stocked up on giclee prints, notecards and my 2021 Christmas Cards. I did sell original work and took several commissions. I've experimented with smaller, square watercolors in plein air frames and sold two at the spring tour. 

During the summer I got a lot of photography done, both here on Cape Ann and in favorite vacation spots Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard and Newcastle NH. I look forward to producing a bunch of new watercolors over the fall and winter. I have two done from these photos already. 

Three oil paintings started last winter should get finished this year. Oil is challenging to me and I'm working towards doing more of it. I still love the immediacy of watercolor the best. But I'm always trying to move forward, improving and perfecting my technique and style. 

Currently I have work in the "Salon of Solos' exhibit at the Rockport Art Association & Museum. I participated in a show at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. Slowly getting back to showing work.