This painting is one of my recent efforts to celebrate a time, place and memory in my life. This occasion happened during a family summer vacation in North Eastham, MA. Fittingly it is to be exhibited with Collins Galleries in Orleans, MA which is just a few miles from North Eastham.
The Great Pond in Eastham, MA is a wonderful place to go with the family on a hot summer day. My family has vacationed on the Cape several times in the past few years. It has become my mother’s place to get away from it all. She’ll rent a house or cabin and invite the family to come join. Our days there are long and relaxed, beginning with an early morning walk and breaking for a mid morning coffee. By mid-day we’ve gone inside to escape the heat and lie around reading or napping. By late afternoon people are figuring out what the dinner plans are going to be and usually headed out to the fish market to pick something up. This painting captures the mood of some family play time by the shore of the Great Pond.