Thursday, October 16, 2008

A "Rob" Painting

I was working on a painting this past summer in Provincetown when my friend and fellow painter Hilda Neily came along. We frequently paint together and talk about each other's work, an interchange that I find very valuable. At one point in our conversation she looked behind me and said, "Oh! There's a 'Rob' painting."

She was right. I did this study the next day.

Monday, October 13, 2008

It is with great regret that I announce the end of my association with the Wohlfarth Gallery of Provincetown, MA, and Washington DC. I have been with the Wohlfarth Gallery for most of its time in existence and it has been a mutually beneficial relationship. I feel, though, that it is time for me to move on.

Stay tuned for an announcement of upcoming plans.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Artist's Cemetery

This is a cemetery at the First Congregational Church in Truro where a number of prominent Provincetown and Truro Artists are buried. I have counted at least fourteen who are buried here including Charles Hawthorne and Hans Hoffman.

I don't know why the various Provincetown artists are buried here rather than in Provincetown itself, but it is certainly a beautiful setting and one of my favorite destinations for a walk.

I also like to paint here. The headstones grow a particular yellow lichen that I find attractive.

The Artist's Cemetery Oil 14x18

In answer to a question about where I got my information: I have extensive familiarity with Cape Cod artists, both past and present and I have actually spent a great deal of time exploring in this cemetery. I have not gone through the cemetery records, so it is possible that there are even more artists buried in this cemetery than the ones that I have found simply by walking around.