|My Demo at Pemaquid Point|
(photo by Caren-Marie Michel)
Rockland is home to the Farnsworth Museum, which has ongoing exhibitions of work by N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. I stop in every couple of years to see what's new. Currently, they have a new exhibit, "Her Room," which shows Andrew's painting of that name plus a large number of preparatory sketches he made for the piece. There are also exhibits on a variety of themes with work by some of my other favorite landscape painters including Andrew Winter, Neil Welliver, Rockwell Kent and John Twachtman. But what always captures my heart are Andrew Wyeth's watercolors. Done from life and much looser than his tempera work, they are full of brooding mystery and energy.
I want to mention that I am now posting gallery pieces on the Friar's Bay Studio Gallery blog. These are not demos and sketches but finished pieces. If you'd like to follow the posts, you can do so by going to friarsbaygallery.blogspot.com and entering your e-mail address in the box in the right-hand column.