Monday, September 22, 2014

back to Provincetown











Four days of harbor, bay and ocean; sunrises and sunsets, fishing boats, cottages and art galleries. I took a painting workshop with Christie Scheele at the Provincetown Art Museum. Christie's paintings are stripped down, luminous landscapes. I've long admired her work and felt I could learn a lot from her, and I did. After painting steadily for a year, noodling (phaffing, Amanda?) around with different styles, I may be getting to a place of my own in my paintings. Will post more on this in the Orchards in Space blog…


Summer is truly winding down. I look forward to some autumn weekends in the country and another trip to Brooklyn. For once I am not dreading winter, am looking past my usual stacks of books (a/k/a safety net) and into burrowing into my studio and painting. I hope this time of transition is going well for you too.

xo,
Jen

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32 comments:

  1. Hello Jen, Provincetown look like a good place to recharge. I admire you for taking those lessons. I'm looking forward to seeing the changes in your painting, part due to the lessons, and part to your increased level of commitment
    --Jim

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    1. Thanks, Jim. I appreciate your interest. Provincetown really is a great place to recharge---it's a glorious mix of nature, art and eccentric people!

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  2. Beautiful photo's Jen! I especially like the one with the purple house and the pink flowers. Really striking. I didn't realise you are Orchardinspace on Instagram :-)

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thanks, Madelief. That's my alternate self. :-) Somehow the countryweekendjen didn't feel like it fit me any more. Just another midlife identity crisis.

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  3. Hello Jen

    Sounds like a wonderful time in Provincetown and your art course sounds very interesting. I will be looking forward to seeing you paintings.
    Like you, I have been stockpiling books and I love the thoughts of Autumn
    Have a delightful week
    Helen xx

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    1. Thanks, Helen. I always have piles of books to read around, but at this time of year I become a book hoarder.

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  4. I always look forward to Fall, Summer can be so hectic at times. Glad to hear of your painting class, I'm always saying I'm going to do that and never get around to it. And somebody copied my purple house! :)

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    1. What? Same deep plum? I've loved that color lately, and it's all because of you. Are you still happy with it?

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  5. beautiful photos. I'm glad you had a good time...

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  6. At first I thought the purple house with pink climbers was my favorite photo, but now I think it's the weathered fence with the pink climbers. Great eye, Jennifer.

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  7. Lovely photographs, Jen. Isn't this the loveliest time of year? Great to have taken a course and come away inspired - and a whole long winter ahead in which to go forward with your painting instead of hibernating!

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  8. Its a satisfactory warm feeling, when we know that we are on the track that we want to be. Once there, even better.
    Your time in Provincetown sounds so wonderful. Do we get to see any of your paintings.!
    I was in Provincetown..about 28 years ago. I love that area.
    Happy painting Jen.. nothing better for the soul. xxx val

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    1. Val--you've been everywhere! I want to hear more. I promise I'll post some paintings. Sometime. :)

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  9. Love your photos! Sounds like you have been having a wonderful time of late. So nice to have a visit from you. Wishing you a wonderful fall!

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    1. Thanks, Jacqueline. It was a good summer. Now I'm obsessed with getting back to New Mexico.

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  10. The next best thing to being there.....

    xo J

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  11. Pretty, pretty photos! Thanks for sharing your painting class get away. Looking forward to seeing your new work. Enjoy the process. Happy Fall! Susan

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Happy Fall to you too!

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  12. Are those hollyhocks? I used to have hollyhocks. I'll plant them again someday.

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    1. Hi Daisy--they are mandevilla. The flower looks similar to hollyhock though not as subtle. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. That looks like a great town (I love any town that has houses in eccentric colors). I would love to live in a purple house like that. It would be so fun to decorate around it. It's very cool that you got to take a painting workshop with someone you admire.

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    1. Hi Christa--don;t know if I could live in a purple house, but I'm sure glad it's there. Make me smile every time I see it!

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  14. Hope you will do some paintings loosely based on those sunsets, Jen.
    Glorious photos! Thanks as always for posting,
    Diane in
    Chrysanthemum Golden
    Denver

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    1. I will Diane, though it's hard to have them not look garish!

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  15. "Four days of harbor, bay and ocean; sunrises and sunsets, fishing boats, cottages and art galleries." This is really music to my ears! I love Christie Sheele's work of art. Looking forward to seeing yours!

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  16. Hi Cosmos--I'm glad you took a look at Christie's work. It's mesmerizing.

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