Saturday, August 8, 2009

Monhegan or Bust!.... or Viva Monhegan!..?.


OK this is my last post..... ..don't be sad I'll be back. I'm leaving tomorrow morning for my residency on Monhegan. This lasts from Aug 9th til Sept 12th so If your on the Island say hello. If your looking I'm a pretty big guy and I will be painting,,I'm not he tallest or the biggest but I am pretty close to both lol.. I will be keeping a journal of my trip while there (hopefully) and won't be able to check in here til I'm back.
I have left a group of different pieces here for your viewing pleasure (or dismay)
I still have packing to do and its saturday afternoon so I can't really build up to a strong ramble here.. But I am leaving 3 quotes to help hold you over til the next exciting installment.....
To all those who helped me & support me Thank you! If I haven't said it a thousand times then I have not said it enough.. Thank you. take care all and leave a comment I would really like to hear from the regular readers and the people I see that have checked in all the way from Europe and Asia and especially Iraq.. let me know whose out there reading this, Thanks and Take care, Dan
Quote: "Knowing how to paint and to use one's colours rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions."-- French Artist Thomas Couture (1815-1879)




Quote 2:"Painting should never look as if it were done with difficulty, however difficult it may actually have been."-- Robert Henri
Quote 3:"I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns."-- Winston Churchill

10 comments:

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

have a really great trip, what an amazing experience it will be. look forward to your return to posting and the new paintings you create on this trip!

Mick Carney said...

All the best friend for your exciting trip. Missing your fine work and witty words already. Really looking forward to the fruits of your trip.

Ed Terpening said...

I know you'll have the experience of a lifetime. Enjoy it! Look forward to seeing your work when you get back.

Bobbi Heath said...

Have a great time, Dan. I hope today's wonderful weather holds for the duration. Can't wait to see your Mohegan work when you return.

Frank Gardner said...

Go get 'em Dan.
Can't wait to hear all about it.

Eric Merrell said...

Hey Dan great Churchill quote. He did have a way with words. From one residency to the next, have a blast. And have fun primarily!

Incidentally, I think it was the Spanish that discovered Monhegan. When they got to where the harbor is now, late in the day, they looked across and said, "MaƱana." The tilde was later lost.

Chuck Law said...

I'll be watching for your return, Dan. Good Painting!
Monhegan...sigh.

Don Coker said...

Daniel, I just found your work. Beautiful! Count me as fan.

sarahsbooks said...

I hope your time on the island has been terrific - particularly this last week - sometimes the best work happens during the final stretch! And the weather has been with you - golden days here in Maine...

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Christine, had a blast..

Hi Mick, I missed this quite a bit.. For the sake of concentration I "disconnected" .thanks and glad to be back..

Thank you Ed, I did enjoy the trip and people so much..

Thanks Bobbi, the weather was great and just being able to paint there was great, nevermind living there for a month.. where to start?

Thanks Frank,, for the duration of the trip I asked myself "what would Frank do" only because there is no police there of course.. lol Xs 3

Hey Eric, yeah I was thinking its really convenient that the Manana blocks the approx last 45 mins of sun.. that is a great warning for an Island that didn't have electricity that long ago.. and yeah now that Im not on the Island I have reverted back to the spanish pronunciation... because they stole this country way before we did... :))

Hi Chuck, thanks, Its worth the trip if you can... word of advice...fresh (because of sharp treads) hiking sneakers... that dry fast. and let me know if you make it out here for some painting..

Thanks Don... you are officially counted. :)

HI Sarah, Thank you, yeah I felt my work getting better as I stayed,, but home sick and completly tired brought me home just a bit early this week..but I will be going back to Monhegan through out the year..for sure. I made some great new friends..