Friday, July 24, 2009

Pieces of America

This week I'm really counting my chickens and getting ready for Monhegan. I have been gluing linen to gatorfoam board, making monster paint orders, and picking the little things out of my studio (area) that I wont be able to live without for 5 weeks.. Also making "packing lists", boat reservations and figuring out how to get back in time for the Waldoboro "Paint the Town" (Aug 15th) my favorite plein air paint event. Oh yeah Ive been painting a bit to..

Anybody that has recommendations for what to pack please leave a comment I would rather hear "Bug spray" 10 times then forget or not think of..

Quote: "Why do people think artists are special? It's just another job."Andy Warhol (1928-87).
That guy makes me laugh...?.


Mark Bridges said...

Bring your cardboard box to hide in like Jamie W. :)

Mick Carney said...

You really are applying the paint in a very assured way and your work is looking confident as well as distinctive. Taking this rich vein of form into your trip will be a blessing. That's the thing you need to pack, as well as a picture of your good lady.

Dan Corey said...

Hey Mark, good Idea! I wish I could hide sometimes. Anyway hope I get to meet him while Im out there..

Hi Mick, I'm guessing your talking about the one with two red structures..?. I was painting at a very inspiring place for me, Spruce Head. I think it got more and more beautiful as the day went on.. Speaking of beautiful I already keep a great photo of my good lady with me, ask anybody who talks to me about her, I always take it out and show.. :)

Frank Gardner said...

Have fun out there. I recognized McLoon's Wharf at Spruce Head right away. Nice composition. I like both of these a lot Dan. It is going to take you forever to post all of the stuff you are going to get painted out there.
Take me, is what you need to take.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

take me too :D

Your paintings are smashing.

Dan Corey said...

Hey Frank, I hope to have some fun while painting ALOT.. Thanks alot for liking these alot, it means alot. I can't post all of them, well I guess if I wipe most of them out I wont have to take too many photos, hahaha.
Yeah come on out,, I'll hide you in the luggage..

Thanks Mary! yeah meet up with Frank and come on over.

kathleen mack said...

From my experience of painting on Monhegan, I would bring

lots of dry socks.
warm easy to dry shirts and pants.
bottle of gin.
tums for the pizza

Ed Terpening said...

Love the flag painting, it just glows.

Dan Corey said...

Hey Kath, Thanks, that is a pretty sweet list.. think of heading out to paint with me a bit..?. should be fun.

Thanks Ed!

sarahsbooks said...

A flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries. Also some big plastic bags, to sit on if it's wet or to cover your stuff up if it rains suddenly. Wool socks and rubber boots, to keep your feet dry and happy in tall grass and on wet trails. And a sunny attitude - Fog, yeah! All right! I love to paint fog!

kathleen mack said...

i can paint right after all the fairies take flight.....after august 24.
Good luck on Monhegan.
You can really get into a great painting zone there. i always went after Columbus day.....pretty dicey weather....cold feet....smell of bait in my fish-house....but I loved it.
Really haunted by rockwell kent.

Dan Corey said...

OK I responded already but its not here anymore..?.

Thanks Sarah, good list, I will definetely bring an excitement for painting gray rain days! YAY! :))

Great Kathy, then I will be looking for you.....and Kent.