Posted by: janamatusz | September 12, 2014

Painting on Appledore, Isles of Shoals

Appledore Dock

Appledore Dock

I had been keen to paint on the Isles of Shoals for some time. This group of islands, 6 miles or so off the coast of New Hampshire, has a long, storied history and is renowned for its connections to art and for its beautiful rocks. Aside from a short visit to Star Island, I had never had the opportunity to work on the Isles of Shoals.

This changed in August, when I had a terrific work week at the Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore, (which is officially in Maine). Another painter and I were happy explorers, eager painters, and well-fed guests. Thank you, to Executive Director Jennifer Seavey, and to all the terrific, fascinating people on the SML team for making it such a great visit for us.

Here are some photos from Appledore, including some birds from the banding station. (Thank you, David Holmes, for sharing and showing me how you capture and band and check the birds. Fascinating!)

Rocky Appledore Coast

Rocky Appledore Coast

 

from Celia Thaxter's garden

from Celia Thaxter’s garden

 

Bird banders at work

Bird banders at work

 

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Here are some of my paintings from Appledore.

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Appledore! A great place to paint. Let me add poison ivy to my list of “plein airritations”  😦  but the rash will go, the paintings will live on!

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