Wednesday, September 24, 2014

10X10 Art Show, Brunswick, Maine

On Friday night my watercolor painting will be part of a group art show to benefit Arts Are Elementary, a non-profit organization which brings artists, writers and performers into Brunswick elementary schools to work with students. Local restaurants are donating tasty hors d'oeuvres. Come join us!

Reid State Park, watercolor by Sarah Laurence

At this time of year if I'm not online, I'm probably out on location at work. I usually complete my paintings in one afternoon, racing the tide and waiting for the sun to reveal the shadows. Watercolor captures the flow of the ocean, and it's easier than oil paint to take on location. My studio is a rocky cliff, a secluded beach or a peaceful lakeshore.

I painted Reid State at this time last year, feeling wistful about these final beach days. I might be the walker or I could be reading a book, painting or enjoying the spectacular view. That's Seguin Island on the horizon as seen from One Mile Beach at Reid State Park, Georgetown, Maine. It's a half hour drive from my house.

10X10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale 
Next door venues on Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011 
Friday September 26, 2013 from 6-9 pm 
(art is $200, including 10-inch-square frame) 
Public Preview
Thursday 9/25 6-9pm and Friday 9/26 12-3pm 
or visit the online preview
(my painting is at St. Paul's Church)
More info:

Blog Watch: BookLust is hosting #Diversiverse, a link list to reviews of books by authors of color. My review of Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier was posted last week. Reviews must be posted during the last two weeks of September so it's not too late to join. Right now I'm reading a recommendation, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. This marvelous memoir in free verse is on the National Book Award long list too.


Amanda Summer said...

A lovely image and worthy cause. I hope your beautiful watercolor brings in a large donation!

A Cuban In London said...

I wish I could come visit this exhibit. You know how much I love your watercolours. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Donna said...

I love your painting! I wish I could go to the show; it sounds like it will be good and for a great cause too. I hope all goes well!

troutbirder said...

A good cause indeed. We had a similar program in our middle school...

Jacoba said...

Such a pity the exhibition is across the high waves, I would have loved to see it all. Your water colour is gorgeous, very vivid, it so shows the atmosphere. Lucky girl to be sitting out there and painting! Lots of success with the auction!

Petra Pavlátková said...

It's a good project, I like that the inspiration and motivation are offered to the students. Your watercolour is calm and vibrant at the same time! :)

tina said...

I always enjoy seeing what you paint each year and am always so impressed with your watercolors!

cynthia newberry martin said...

I agree with Tina!